Joel Gott Grüner 2018
100% Stainless Steel
Our 2018 Grüner Veltliner is crisp and bright with juicy notes of tart Fuji apple. The palate opens with aromas of key lime, freshly cut lemon peel, white pepper and pear blossoms. Ripe fruit flavors and well-balanced acidity on the mid-palate are followed by a hint of sweetness, balanced by tropical undertones, and a refreshing finish.
The fruit for this Grüner Veltliner was selected from Pearblossom Vineyard in Underwood, Washington—the westernmost vineyard in the Columbia Gorge AVA. Here, winds from Mt. Hood contribute to significant diurnal temperature shifts, which in turn yield fruit that ripens slowly and retains bright acidity. The result is a balanced wine that shows vibrance and freshness with threads of tropicality.
The fruit for our Grüner Veltliner was hand-harvested and 100% whole cluster pressed. The wine underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate aromatics and crisp acidity of the grapes.