Wine Code Breaker #404

2022 Longview Macclesfield Grüner Veltliner, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The recent elevation in grunting from the TV speakers marks the arrival of the tennis season to our shores. Why all this noise? Well, there is scientific evidence that proves the dynamic velocity and isometric force of both serves and forehand strokes increases with grunting. That extra bit of power on the ball may be the difference between a winning passing shot and an easily returned rally shot. Warning, do not be confused when someone with a glass of wine in their hand watching the tennis exclaims with glee “what a grunter!” No one really likes watching grunters, but many love tasting a Grüner Veltliner (aka grunter).

2022 Longview Macclesfield Grüner Veltliner is from the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. A bright pale green and yellow coloured wine that on the nose has a lovely briney note of crushed oyster shells, finger limes, floral rose water and apples; apples more on the Granny Smith side. Green olives adds a savoury component. The palate sings with the lime and apple fruits offset against a grassy herbaceous and savoury notes. The lightly oily tannins counter balance the acidity that delivers a superb passing forehand down the line for a winner. “What a great grunter!”

Enjoy!

Rating: 94 pts

Closure: Screwtop

Alc: 12.5%

Drink: Now; 2-5 yrs

Price: $30

Tasted: January 2023

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