Gartelmann wines releases their new Mudgee duo

Introducing a new Petit Verdot and Shiraz for wine lovers everywhere

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Jan and Jorg Gartelmann, Gartelmann wines

 

Gartelmann Wines has released two new vintage Mudgee wines, the 2014 Gartelmann ‘Jesse’ Shiraz ($30) and 2015 Gartelmann ‘Rylstone’ Petit Verdot ($35).

The wines continue the Gartelmann Wines philosophy of producing NSW wines from within the Hunter Valley, Mudgee and Orange Region that best show the particular region’s strengths. “We have a fantastic chorus of grape growers across these regions,” said vigneron Jorg Gartelmann.

“There is a single-minded focus of producing small batches of fruit that reflect the site on which it is grown. Along with our winemaker Liz Jackson, we are lucky to have such positive commitment.”

The 2014 Gartelmann ‘Jesse’ Shiraz is from the 18 year-old Mountain Blue vineyard located in the Mudgee Valley at 460 metres above sea level.

The grapes were harvested early in February 2014 after a drier than average vintage. Upon fermentation the wine was matured in a combination of new and older French and American hogsheads and puncheons. “The aim is to make a more modern Mudgee Shiraz, with the depth of fruit balance with the oak and regional tannin.”

The 2015 vintage Petit Verdot is made from a single vineyard located in the higher climes of the Mudgee region. Rylstone is a sub region of Mudgee, with the vineyard sitting at an elevation of 660 metres above sea level (Mudgee proper sits at around 500 metres).

The region offers slightly cooler and longer ripening than its neighbouring Mudgee, whilst still having the warmth to ensure the fruit matures well. “The site is proving to be very well suited to Petit Verdot,” explained Jorg. “In comparison to the vintage in the Mudgee Valley the Petit Verdot wasn’t harvested until mid April, some six weeks later.”

“The vineyard sits on well drained pebbly soil comprising deep reddish brown clay-loam over limestone. The vines are deep rooted and have to work hard to find moisture, resulting in fruit that is fleshy yet dense, bold and powerful.”

Distribution: Gartelmann Wines are available from their Hunter Valley cellar door, select restaurants and via the Gartelmann website at www.gartelmann.com.au.

 

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