5 months in stainless
2015 Celebrate Gruner Veltliner
Aromas of gooseberry, pear, and lime. On the palate, this crisp, lively sparkling wine has flavors of lime and white grapefruit, punctuated by hints of radish, white pepper, and lavender with a lingering, tingly finish.
In 2010, we planted a test block of Grüner Veltliner in our upper vineyard. Just a half acre of 500 vines, we harvested our second crop in 2015. The grapes had the perfect balance of sugar and acid for a sparkling wine, and the result is a crisp, fresh, dry sparkling wine with stone fruits, white pepper, and a stony minerality.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and whole cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight, then racked to stainless barrels to ferment. When fermentation was complete, the wine aged on the fine lees for five months until bottling.