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The 2017 season brought a very dry, yet cold start to the year (some might regard it as a “real winter”) with the chilly January and February oscillating between minus 10 and minus 8 degrees Celsius (around 15°F ) transitioning into a pleasantly rain-free spring and dry summer. From mid-May to early August, we experienced unusually dry and warm conditions, coupled with short spells of sudden and heavy rainfall. This water supply was warmly welcomed, and supplied the absolute minimum that was needed to nourish the vines. First budding was comparatively early in 2017, happening around the 16th to 17th April, and the vines were consequently affected by the widespread and disastrous spell of late frost at end of April. This was followed by a second frost wave on 6th May and 10th May. Extensive thinning (green harvest) was performed during the last two weeks of July, and the latter part of August brought us much-needed rainfall. A dry and warm September encouraged the grapes to ripen at excellent physiological ripeness and the harvest occurred around two weeks earlier than our long-term average picking time on 25th September and continued through mid-October. The typically cooling nights help to retain the freshness and aromatic characters of the fruit, and thanks to the highly selective harvest, we were able to pick healthy and ripe grapes. Fermentation began promptly and was completed without any incidents - (approx. 17°C or 62°F). Extended maturation on the lees will result in elegant wines with longevity and fresh, lively and bright acidity. The 2017 vintage is a highly elegant, very spicy vintage with an array of fruit-driven aromas, showcasing the various terroir aspects of our beloved Wine Country.

  • Screwcap
  • Year: 2017
  • Alcohol Percent: 12%
  • Producer: Laurenz V
  • Dominant Varietal: Gruner Veltliner
90 Points
James Suckling
"The fresh green-apple and plum character, together with the medium to light body and lively acidity, make this a refreshing grüner veltliner that will give plenty of pleasure with salad and many moderately spicy dishes. Drink now. Screw cap."

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Laurenz V. Gruner Veltliner Laurenz Und Sophie Singing 2017 750ml

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Item #23396

Laurenz V. Gruner Veltliner Laurenz Und Sophie Singing 2017 750ml

country: Austria

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