Evidence ~ of harmonic resonance ~ 2022 Grüner Veltliner
A very interesting balance of acidity, minerality and Citrus - boasts notes of Lemon and zest, with a waft of Lemongrass and Pepper.
A subtle residual sweetness rounds out to a crisp, clean package of golden flavor in a bottle.
Perfect at poolside or a picnic, with your late night light supper, or just as a glass to chill out with after a long day - it's a versatile wine, pairing well with many a Summer menu.
This Grüner Veltliner offers an excellent answer to the age-old question:
What wine should I bring?
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“With an almost “perfect” growth season until the very beginning of September in 2022, the vintage was suddenly affected by extreme heat over an extended period of time, thrusting the harvest of Whites into a frenzy of “all at once” crushing.
Unlike Reds, White wines don’t present any real options for letting the fruit hang a bit longer. As such, the 2022 season will be remembered as as the “Tale of Two Harvests”, since rain quickly followed the extended heat influence, and added extra hang time for the Red Wine production.
Grüner Veltliner is a dry white varietal grown largely in Austria - the name translates to “Green Wine of Veltlin”.
An exotic alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, the primary fruit flavors in Grüner Veltliner are lime, lemon, grapefruit and green peppercorn. There is also a green and herbaceous flavor that is often described as white pepper. High quality Grüner wine will have a delicate tingly aftertaste.”
Harvest Tech Notes
Our second White offering, this is a beautiful Grüner Veltliner, from fruit sourced out of Marfarm Vineyard, in California’s Edna Valley.
ALC 11.9 %
Picked at 20 Brix, and Pressed Whole Cluster Fermented until ’dry’ in Stainless Steel
Malolactic Fermentation totally arrested to maintain acid and the herbaceous freshness, then transferred to Neutral Oak Puncheons with the fluffy, sweeter Lees, and stirred every week for four months to create its distinctive ‘mouthfeel’.