Based in the Leongatha region of Gippsland, Mount Macleod have developed a reputation for making some of the region's most impressive and best value wines.
All vineyards are managed organically, with sustainable, low environmental impact and the forefront of everything they do. Combined with a paired-back (yet highly skilled) winemaking of Mark Matthews, the Mount Macleod wines are some of the most impressive and under-exposed wines around.
The 2020 Mount Macleod Gruner Veltliner represents the second release of this increasingly popular native Austrian variety. Wild- fermented and raised mainly in stainless steel, with one neutral barrel in the mix to add breadth and complexity.
This 2020 Mount Macleod Gruner Veltliner is a striking, savoury dry white with intense white pepper, nashi pear and green plum aromas. The palate shows crunchy, fresh acidity interweaving notes of guava, lime pulp and citrus blossom. A delicious Gippsland Gruner with good texture and virbancy, all with a relatively low 11.5% alc.
Of course, all this eco-energy would be moot were the wines not up-to-scratch and such remarkable value. In fact, for as long as we have been in business, Matthews has quietly been going about crafting some of the keenest-priced Victorian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the market. Mount Macleod’s three vineyard sites, all in the Leongatha region, were selected to an exacting criteria; free-draining, high ironstone soils with pebbling throughout, and an east to north-east aspect. The vines are dry-grown and yields, which might easily blow out in the fertile Leongatha soils, are strictly controlled. In short, Matthews grows lovely, organic fruit and his simple, paired back winemaking regime, which includes wild ferments and only neutral oak- is designed to deliver this modest message to bottle with as much honesty as possible.
For those new to the label, Mount Macleod’s wines are no score junkies, wines looking to make the headlines, win trophies or the like. What we have instead is a set of great value, honest-to-goodness deliciousness from an organic Australian grower with an impressive set of values and practices.
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