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Count Karolyi Gruner Veltliner 2020


This delicate Gruner Veltliner offers a bright yellow color, typical aromas of green apples and also some white pepper. On the palate, there are clear citrus notes.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes are picked in the cool of the morning, at optimum ripeness, destemmed and lightly crushed before being transported to the press where the free-run juice is collected and grapes gently pressed. The juice is then left to settle for 24 hours at cold temperatures. The clarified juice is then fermented at 64.4 F in temperature-controlled tanks to keep all the wine’s freshness and fruitiness. After fermentation, the finished wine is left on the fine lees for between 4-6 weeks to increase complexity.

Serving Hints
Serve slightly chilled between 46.4 – 50 F (8-10 C). This wine is a great accompaniment to fish, shellfish, pasta or salads. Excellent as a refreshing picnic wine, or on its own as well.

Producer: Karolyi Estate
Country: Hungary
Region: Pannon
Wine Composition: 100% Gruner Veltliner
Alcohol: 12%

Press Highlights

2019: #96 Top 100 Best Buy 2021 - Wine Enthusiast, July 2021
2017: 90 Pts - "Best Buy, Under $12" Wine & Spirits, Dec 2018
2013: 'Best Buy' - Best of the Year Issue of Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2014
2012: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2013

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