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Importer of Memorable Wines from the New Old World of Eastern and Central Europe
Importer of Memorable Wines from the New Old World of Eastern and Central Europe

2019 Trapl Karpatenschiefer

2019 Trapl Karpatenschiefer
Trapl
Carnuntum, Austria
2019
100% Grüner Veltliner
Cool Continental
Limestone with small schist inclusions.
fermented in 430 liter Georgian qvevri. 60-90 days maceration, maturation for 6 months in 50% used oak barrels and 50% in qvevri.
11.3%
1.3 g/l
4.7 g/l

Notes & Pairings

Literally “Carpathian schist,” this is 100% Grüner Veltliner from the Spitzerberg planted in 1970. Grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, and then gently macerated between 60-90 days and in a 430 liter Georgian qvevri. Following maceration and fermentation, the wine was aged in both used Oak and Qvevri for 6 months. Unfined and unfiltered, this still has clarity of fruit, spice, and the aromatics of Grüner. Despite the Qvevri, this is not highly tannic or oxidative and retains a ton of freshness.

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