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Gruner Veltliner 2016

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We love Grüner Veltliner’s versatility, due to the balanced fruit, acid and minerality when pairing with a wide variety of fare. Aromas of Asian pear, exotic starfruit, melon, and white flowers waft from the glass on a wave of talc. Bright, green apple; lime zest; and almond, finishing on a peppery note, this wine offers a classic Grüner flavor profile. The palate is tense and energetic thanks to integrated acidity that lifts and lengthens the memorable finish. Though this would be superb with anything from spicy Thai to delicate fish preparations, we keep hankering for raw oysters on the half shell whenever we open a bottle!

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Appellation/ava:
Chehalem Mountains AVA
Vineyard designation:
Tuscowallame Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Grüner Veltliner
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
88

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Aging:
Stainless steel
Malolactic fermentation:
None
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
12.8
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
392

Reviews

  • "88 points. Very pale yellow. Tightly focused on the nose and palate, displaying nervy lemon pith and pear skin qualities and a touch of smoky minerality. In a clean, racy style, delivering good closing bite and a lingering suggestion of bitter citrus zest." (vinous)

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