2018 “Fiddlesticks” Gruner Veltliner
2018 Fiddlestix Grüner Veltliner:
Varietal: Grüner Veltliner
Region: Sta Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, CA
Bottle Size: 750ml
This Gruner was fermented in oak with a small proportion fermented in a new, lightly toasted Stockinger barrel. Stockinger is made in Austria (the oak originates from Austria, Hungary, Romania Germany) where Gruner originates from.
While this wine retains Gruner’s steely, refreshing acidity, the addition of oak influence lends a slightly richer mouthfeel than our last Gruner which was made in stainless steel and terra cotta. The flavors are very varietally correct showing flint and apple notes but it is slightly riper in personality.
New Release TN’s:
Date Tasted: December, 2019
Color: light straw
Nose: Slightly reductive flint thiols, pungent guava and tropical fruit, Jolly Rancher apple candy, pine resin, honeysuckle.
Mouth: tartaric acid cut, candied, very clean, airy mouthfeel, palate cleansing freshness.