Jorg and Jan Gartelmann's new Petit Verdot & Pinot Gris has been released

Continuing their goal of working with grape growers across the NSW Central Ranges

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Gartelmann Winery, Hunter Valley

Gartelmann Winery, Hunter Valley [©Gartelmann Wines]

2014 Gartelmann 'Mudgee' Petit Verdot
Gartelmann Cellar Door Interior
2017 Gartelmann 'Stephanie' Pinot Gris
Jan and Jorg Gartelmann, Gartelmann wines

 

Gartelmann Wines has released two new wines, the 2014 Gartelmann ‘Mudgee’ Petit Verdot ($30) and the 2017 Gartelmann ‘Stephanie’ Pinot Gris ($25).

The two new vintage wines continue Jorg and Jan Gartelmann objective of working with liked minded grape growers across the NSW Central Ranges, matching regions with their best-suited varieties.

“The Petit Verdot fruit was grown on a small, 14 year old vineyard in Mudgee at an elevation of 530 metres,” said owner Jorg Gartelmann. “Our grower from Rylstone was hit by black frost which was devastating. We considered not releasing a Petit Verdot from 2014, however a Mudgee grower that we work with offered us his grapes. The quality was very good, albeit there was not a lot of it.

“We looked at a number of option on the tasting bench to increase the quantity and found that a small parcel of cabernet sauvignon from Clare Valley really worked surprisingly well. It is a unique blend, with still only around 200 dozen made.”

The wine was matured in a combination of new Missouri puncheons along with one to three year old French and American puncheons and hogsheads for 14 month prior to blending and bottling.

The 2017 Gartelmann ‘Stephanie’ Pinot Gris, named after Jorg’s daughter, is the brand’s second release of this wine from its Orange Region growers.

“The vineyard, located in the cool climate of Orange, is 17 years old and producing lovely fruit with intense varietal character. Our inaugural 2016 vintage was well received (winning the top gold medal at the Cowra Wine Show), and we were aiming to follow the same style with a classic Pinot Gris richness of flavour and mouth-feel. The region’s natural acidity, due to its elevation, instils a lovely structure and length.

“The 2017 vintage was dry, with warm days and the characteristic cool nights. With the wet winter ensuring good soil moisture, the Orange vintage was one of the best.”

Distribution: Gartelmann Wines are available from the cellar door, select restaurants and via gartelmann.com.au

 

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  • Hunter Valley (NSW)

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