BK Wines

2020 Ovum Gruner Veltliner

BLEND | 100% Gruner Veltliner

VINEYARDS | From the Spring Hill Vineyard, a site introduced to Brendon and Kirsty by Tara Ochota. Situated on the southern hills, the vineyard benefits from cooler sea breezes in the evenings to keep the grapes vibrant. The soils here are loamy with pebbly ironstone sitting on top of red clay.

WINEMAKING | Handpicked and half the fruit is direct pressed to concrete egg (Ovum). The other half spends 10 days on skins before being pressed to an acacia puncheon. Matured for 9 months and then racked, blended and bottled.

TASTING NOTES | Last vintage was our first go with a GrĂ¼ner and we boldly set out to emulate Austrian producer Knoll, resulting in a wine that we said at the time could be a light red if you closed your eyes. A lot has happened in the past 12 months and our memories may be foggy, but our notes tell the tale: we see that same depth of light-red character, with musky rose notes and powdered Turkish Delight. Driven neither by acid nor confected sweetness but, instead, chasing the spice spectrum with softened edges and gentle hints of bitters.