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2019 Percival’s Mill

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$38.00

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Region
Adelaide Hills
Description

Vibrant green-gold in colour. Alluring aromas of white peach, nectarine, zesty citrus and white currant elevated by spicy white peppercorn and savoury hints of roast parsnip and crushed marjoram. Rich, succulent flavours of stone-fruit, nashi pear and subtle white pepper are balanced beautifully by flinty minerality and fine acidity for a long and textural finish.

A cut above most Australian gruner veltliners, and many from overseas. It has totally delicious, sea breeze-fresh, flavours that dance along the palate with tinker bells of acidity keeping the party going. I'm going to taste some more tonight to reassure myself it's as good as I think it is right now. 95 points.

James Halliday, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion, 1 August 2020
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Product Information

Vintage
2019
Grape varieties
  • 100% Gruner Veltliner
Technical Details
Alcohol
12%
pH
2.95
Acidity
7.7g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
5 March
Maturation
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters.
Background
The Percival’s Mill Grüner Veltliner pays tribute to the early pioneering days of Lenswood in the high country of the Adelaide Hills. The demolished historic E.W. Percival’s timber mill once stood on Stephen and Prue Henschke’s Lenswood property on Croft Road in the early 1900s. Our grüner veltliner was planted in the Archer’s Vineyard block on the Lenswood property in 2011. The Lenswood district was historically covered by a dense eucalypt forest of magnificent candlebark gums; Eucalyptus rubida, and stringy bark; Eucalyptus obliqua. Over time the valley was established with apple orchards, due to the cool continental climate, making Lenswood one of the most highly regarded apple producing regions in Australia. The Henschke family took on ownership as a vineyard property in 1981, while maintaining extensive areas of native vegetation.
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 10+ years
Download tasting notes
2019 2017
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Vintage Description

Vintage 2019 provided generally good growing conditions for the Adelaide Hills, with three notable events: the coldest September on record, the wettest November since 2005 and a mini heat wave on the cusp of January/February that the Adelaide Hills rode out extremely well due to good canopy cover. A rapid progression in berry maturation was kickstarted by the Harvest Moon falling right on the spring Equinox, with all varieties ripening at the same time. Hand-harvesting was done in three weeks, bookended by the early sparkling and late red varieties. Yields were down by 20-50 due to ‘hen and chicken’ (berries of different sizes) from the cold, wet period during flowering, however quality was exceedingly good in both white and red varieties as a result of better ripening conditions.

Reviews

James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion

August, 1 2020

"A cut above most Australian gruner veltliners, and many from overseas. It has totally delicious, sea breeze-fresh, flavours that dance along the palate with tinker bells of acidity keeping the party going. I'm going to taste some more tonight to reassure myself it's as good as I think it is right now."

95
Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front

March, 23 2020

“Gruner and the Adelaide Hills. Strong combination. Intensity is very good to excellent, as is character, but the texture is the thing. This is a white wine to gladden the heart. It feels, smells and tastes enticing, luxurious and beautiful.”

 

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