2018 Gruner Veltliner
2018 Unnamed Gruner Veltliner:
Varietal: Gruner Veltliner
Region: Santa Barbara County
Bottle Size: 750ml
One of our favorite white varieties, Gruner Veltliner makes a return to our lineup, this time from a cooler climate site than our 2014’s John Sebastiano Gruner. Gruner Veltliner tends to be very clean a fresh with crisp acidity and an apple fruit profile. We fermented our Gruner utilizing native yeast and in a terra cotta amphora and in stainless steel. It was aged until bottling in the amphora. The native fermentation smelled like a great saison beer and the terra cotta imparts an earthenware note and a glassy, mineral mouthfeel that brings so much vibrancy and freshness to the palate. This wine will pair excellently with food or sipped chilled poolside.
New Release TN’s:
Date Tasted: May, 2019
Nose: Minerality and wet clay which must be from the terra cotta, clean and crisp apple, gin botanicals
Mouth: Terra cotta, dry, crunchy acid, phenolic, textural, croissant, lingering gorgeous fruit notes on the finish.
- The Gruner really comes to life at cellar temp but slightly cooler and letting it warm up in glass is advised.
- Pair with salad, cheese, seafood
- Drink now – 2021