The Hahndorf Hills Gruner Veltliner has an enticing nose of citrus, spice and stone fruit with a palate of nectarine. There is a lingering mineral element on the finish.
Hahndorf Hill Winery (HHW) is owned by Larry Jacobs and Marc Dobson, who operate the boutique business together with a dedicated team. It is a small, boutique vineyard specialising in Blaufrankisch and its white counter-part Gruner Veltliner.
Hahndorf Hill’s six-hectare vineyard is located at the edge of historic Hahndorf village and on the slopes of a gentle hill which, over a century ago, contained a slate quarry. It is very apparent when walking along the slopes of the vineyard blocks at Hahndorf Hill that slate forms a significant part of the mineral component of the soils.
The vineyard topsoils consist of a sandy-loam and red-clay blend, richly embellished with blue-red slate, quartz and ironstone intrusions. The subsoils comprise deep red clay.