Wine Review

Hanhdorf Hill White Mischief Gruner Veltliner (Adelaide Hills, SA)

Hanhdorf Hill White Mischief Gruner Veltliner
Hanhdorf Hill ‘White Mischief’ Gruner Veltliner

Hanhdorf Hill White Mischief Gruner Veltliner: Review

Hanhdorf Hill White Mischief Gruner Veltliner. All those words are a bit of a mouthful. Here in Australia with our love of slang and abbreviations we prefer to call it groov-ee. And so is the wine in the view of top Australian wine critic James Halliday who rated this wine as the a special value white wine since ity costs less than AUD 25. He’s not alone in that view especially since the the Hahndorf Hill winery was has built a tremendous reputation for wines of this variety. They were the first to plant it in Australia. Others have followed, not just in the Adelaide Hills, but also in cooler regions such as Henty in Victoria. This is Hahndorf Hill’s lowest price groov-ee (I got mine for AUD 23) with the other ones ranging upwards to AUD 50 for the reserve. Winning gold medals in European wine shows, beating gruner veltliners from the grapes homeland of Austria.

To me this wine was very clean and made with good precision. I tasted gooseberry and some racy acidity when I drank it. If I had drunk it blind I would have thought it was a southern hemisphere sauvignon blanc (I’ll probably called a philistine for writing that!!). Alcohol is fairly low at 12.5%. Had a good finish especially for this price point

Food Matching | Food Pairing

Good summer’s day drinking. Can be drink by itself, but otherwise match with light foods such as salads and greens, maybe white steamed fish without heavy saucing. Or eat with a light cheese such as by buffalo brie by Berry’s Creek or Tempest Buffalo Brie.

Where to Buy

Try Wine Searcher for your nearest stockist. I got mine from Cloudwine in South Melbourne for AUD 23 (USD 18).

Thanks To

My shutterbug ally Le Petite Foodie for use of the pics

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