Grüner Veltliner "Acadia Vineyards"
A completely different beast than the savory Grüners made from the fruit sourced from the Havlin Vineyard, this is their first wine sourced from the Columbia Gorge. Acadia is a high elevation, windswept, certified organic vineyard perched 1300' above the Columbia River. The uniform volcanic soil is derived from pyroclastic flows that swept down the slopes of Underwood Mountain. Situated right on the knife-edge dividing the temperate rainforest from the inland desert, it's thanks to the deep, ashy loamy soil that the vines can be dry farmed.
Fermented and aged completely in stainless tank.
Tasting Notes: Although the aromas shyly suggest apple blossoms and strawberry fruit roll-ups, the palate tells a real story. It starts with juicy pear and apple skin flavors, it continues with the unfurling of a distinctly mineral core at the midpalate, and it finishes by striking notes of snap pea, tangerine, grapefruit, and wheat. So even as the Acadia Grüner is light and dry and very refreshing, with bright acidity, it also shows good intensity of flavor, and it’s ideal for spring and summer dishes. Or just drink it on the patio with nibbles!