Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2016Product #32694 (In Stock)

Steininger Gruner Veltliner Grand Gru 2016
Color/Type White
Country/State Austria
Email Wines Q4 2017 (Oct--dec)
Price $10 - $30
Producer Steininger
Region Austria
Varietal Gruner Veltliner
Vintage 2016

The name is a fun play on words – evoking both the French concept of “Grand Cru” quality and the Steininger’s belief that this is a “Grand” Grüner Veltliner!  Fruit for this wine comes from the Steininger’s best vineyard and is harvested in very late September or October.  The ripe fruit ferments in stainless steel and then goes into large acacia wood casks for malolactic fermentation and aging.

We often feature the rich, creamy, Grand Grü for Thanksgiving, and (as many of you know), the 2016 handled that cacophony of flavors with ease.  But in the great 2016 vintage, Carl and Brigita Steininger’s top white soars to new heights, matching the base notes of ripe pear fruit with top notes of citrusy and green apple acidity.  The combination of richness and freshness makes this the perfect white to bridge the chill of winter and sunny warmth of spring – or to enjoy anytime at all.

"This wine's subdued nose just hints at pear and yeast. The palate combines fresh, pure green pear fruit with a slightly textured, sonorous hint of sage and soy-scented yeast. The overall tone is one of wonderfully rich pear fruit."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $21.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $19.98/ea
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