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2018 Gruner Veltliner
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2018 Gruner Veltliner
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Grüner Veltliner
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 1, 2018
pH
3.37
Aging
100% Stainless steel
Bottling Date
Mar 21, 2019
Alcohol %
14.5
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Grüner Veltliner accounts for approximately one-third of all the wine grapes grown in Austria, and is widely planted in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well, but just under 100 acres are estimated to be planted in California. We planted our first Grüner vines in 2010 because, truthfully, our winemaking team wanted it. See, they’re wine geeks. And wine geeks love Grüner because it has a wonderful spicy minerality combined with pop rock acidity, it’s über aromatic, and it’s a great wine to pair with food. So their wish was granted (they are a hard team to say ‘no’ to) and 2018 marks our sixth vintage of this delicious varietal. Loads of citrus, pear and tropical fruit define the wine, with a delicate hint of ginger and honey that lead into a clean, crisp finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Grüner Veltliner
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 1, 2018
pH
3.37
Aging
100% Stainless steel
Bottling Date
Mar 21, 2019
Alcohol %
14.5
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Wine Profile
Vineyards
Grüner Veltliner accounts for approximately one-third of all the wine grapes grown in Austria, and is widely planted in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well, but just under 100 acres are estimated to be planted in California. We planted our first Grüner vines in 2010 because, truthfully, our winemaking team wanted it. See, they’re wine geeks. And wine geeks love Grüner because it has a wonderful spicy minerality combined with pop rock acidity, it’s über aromatic, and it’s a great wine to pair with food. So their wish was granted (they are a hard team to say ‘no’ to) and 2018 marks our sixth vintage of this delicious varietal. Loads of citrus, pear and tropical fruit define the wine, with a delicate hint of ginger and honey that lead into a clean, crisp finish.
Vineyard
Grüner Veltliner literally means 'green grape from the village of Veltlin in Tirol'. But in our case, it is a grape just outside the village of Soledad in Salinas Valley. Our estate Riverview Vineyard is a perfect little spot for this variety, with the maritime influence of the Monterey Bay and the extended growing season providing a similar climate to areas in Austria where Grüner Veltliner thrives.
Varietal Composition
100% Grüner Veltliner
Winemaking
The handpicked grapes were whole cluster pressed and the juice was then lightly pressed. The juice was then cold settled to remove the excess pulp, which prevents the yeast from being stressed and allows for a clean fermentation. The juice was slowly fermented entirely in stainless steel at a very cold temperature to enhance the fruit esters and preserve the varietal aromatics. It was aged in 100% stainless steel for 3 months. The result is a refreshing, fruit-packed wine with a medium-bodied finish bursting with citrus and lively acidity.
Cases Produced
139