Description

Elegant & balanced Grüner Veltliner from Alto Adige Valle Isarco

Nose

Grapefruit, ginger, wax paper, honey,

Palate

elegant & balanced

Growing Conditions

April was dry, warm and sunny. One high followed the next. In May, temperatures were slightly above average and rainfall slightly below average. Flowering went off without a hitch. We can look back on a balanced summer with pleasant temperatures and optimal rainfall. However, 100 litres of rain fell within 3 days in the last weekend of August. This enormous amount of rainfall increased fungus growth in the vineyard. We reacted quickly and started the harvest early. We picked the grapes within only three weeks. It was one of our organisational masterpieces. 630 - 660 m | steep southeastern slopes | gravelly quartz phyllite soil

Harvest

Early hand harvest

Bottling

August 2021

Winemaking

Gentle grape pressing. Natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks - 15% with 4-day maceration. Malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Maturation for 9 months on the fine lees in stainless steel tanks and in small neutral wooden barrels (10%). No fining. Total SO2 apprx. 40 mg/l. Lightly filtered.

Appearance

dark yellow

Food Pairing

seafood