2022 Grüner Veltliner Spear Vineyard
The most popular grape in Austria, Grüner Veltliner is a great alternative to Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. We are extremely passionate about Grüner Veltliner and are excited to release this single vineyard Grüner from the Spear Vineyard. This organic Santa Rita Hills vineyard showcases California Grüner grown near the sea. Ocean fog and sandy soils contribute to its expressive citrus and salinity. The Grüner was planted in the lowest and coolest spot on the 100 acre property and retains wonderful acidity and freshness. The vines native to Austria have taken incredibly well to Spear's sandy soils and climate.
The relatively warm weather and low yield of the 2022 vintage is a perfect example of full bodied Grüner with great balance and acidity. It's packed with aromas of fresh juicy limes along with a lemon zest twist and green apple. The flavors of nectarines, honey and apple create a long finish making it an incredible food pairing wine. We love pairing this with trout almondine and asparagus, pastas with vegetables and goat cheese and of course schnitzel.
Vineyards: 100% Sta. Rita Hills Spear Vineyard
Farming: CCOF certified organic
Fermentation: Native yeast in steel tank
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: 7 months in stainless steel
Cases Produced: 90