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Grüner Veltliner 2019

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Grüner Veltliner was first planted in 2007 by 3rd generation Fred Frank. Fred became a fan of Grüner Veltliner while studying at Germany’s Geisenheim Institute in the early 1980s.

Lime and green apple are held in sleek suspension by a stony minerality. With touches of pepper on the finish, it's full in the mouth and quite powerful. It succeeds as it is very expressive while maintaining its focus and precision.

Pair with Asparagus (Grilled), Cheese (Blue, Rich or Stinky), Pork (Grilled, Fried), Scallops (Sauteed), Sushi, Thai Cuisine.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2019
ACID 6.2 g/L
Varietal Gruner Veltliner
PH 3.44
Residual sugar 5.9 g/L
AGING Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 12

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TASTING NOTES

Lime and green apple are held in sleek suspension by a stony minerality. With touches of pepper on the finish, it's full in the mouth and quite powerful. It succeeds as it is very expressive while maintaining its focus and precision.


VINEYARD NOTES

Grüner Veltliner was first planted in 2007 by 3rd generation Fred Frank. Fred became a fan of Grüner Veltliner while studying at Germany’s Geisenheim Institute in the early 1980s. Our Seneca estate vineyard is located in Hector, New York, in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka Lake with more sun exposure thus providing a longer growing season and riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam.


WINEMAKER NOTES

In 2019, budbreak and flowering started about two weeks later than normal. Temperatures during the summer were moderate, and much cooler than in 2018. August and September were cooler than average. Luckily, the weather in the fall was extremely favorable with extended periods of sunny and dry days followed by cool nights. This offered excellent conditions to fully ripen the grapes well into October.


VINEYARD

100% Seneca Estate.

VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. Direct Press. Pneumatic Press.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. No Malolactic Fermentation.

ÉLEVAGE

Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.

ACCOLADES

91 Decanter 90 Wine Enthusiast

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