2016 Gruner Veltliner
2016 was an exceptional vintage in Oregon much like 2014 and 2015. It was warmer in the winter, which gave us an early bud break (a day earlier than 2015).While temperatures were higher in the summer than we are used to, we had a warm and dry Fall leading to ripe, clean grapes with developed flavors. We had lower and more balanced crop yields than that of previous vintages. We are looking forward to seeing these wines develop in bottle for years to come.
Production: 650 cases AVA: Willamette Valley Winemaker: Brad Ford Titratable Acidity: 7.39g/L Alc. 13.5% by volume Final pH: 3.42 Fermentation: 25% Acacia barrel fermented, 75% stainless steel fermented Residual Sugar: 2.5g/L Pressing: Crushed with overnight cold soak Vineyards: Illahe Vineyards Soil: Marine Sedimentary Clay Notes: Horse drawn, hand picked, hand sorted, barrel fermented, hand bottled
The 2016 Illahe grĂźner veltliner introduces itself with light but dense aromas of dried peach, honey crisp apple, and fresh cedar board. This wine is fermented partially in acacia barrels which offer herbal flavors and complex texture. The palate also contains flavors of red grapefruit, graham cracker, and white nectarine. The balanced acid and strong mouthfeel create a beautiful wine ready for drinking or aging.
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