100% Grüner Veltliner
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.
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.