Varietal: Gruner Veltliner
Region: Alpine Valley
Handmade - Wild Yeast Ferment - Unfined - No Enzyme Added -No Acid Added - Barrel Aged on Lees
Once in the winery the fruit was gently pressed to a couple of 5 year old French oak puncheons and naturally fermented slow and cool. Oak of this age will impart very little, if any oak characteristics, instead we believe they are the best vessel for wines to ferment and age in. Oak is a natural product that allows the wines to breath and evolve with time, something not possible with stainless steel tanks. Given the wine was fermented and aged in small vessels on its lees it is a more textural Gruner Veltliner than most. The wine was then matured for 10 months of full lees with no stirring before light filtration and hand bottling at our winery.
As with all wines released under the Nomads Garden range input from us in the winery was kept to an absolute minimum.