Region : Crișana, Romania
Soils: Clay + Loam
Vinification: Fermented in very low toasted Stockinger barrels
Aging: Stockinger barrels
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Their 15 year-old .8 hectare vineyard is one of only two known vineyards of Grünspitz in the world. It was traditionally grown in the field blends of the area, but it was grandfather Schmied that decided to keep a small vineyard alive through quite some history in Romania. Johann Brutler took cuttings from here and planted them in Beltiug. The grape is super late ripening, small berried, thick skinned, and sings with acidity. It needs a long pressing with high pressure to manage the tannins and extra time in the bottle to come together. Grünspitz is a workhorse grape in that it can easily make pét-nat, rich macerated wines, super fresh whole cluster, and in this case, a really elegant, crispy and goldilocks between these extremes. Bottled unfiltered with 10ppm SO2.