Grüner Veltliner "Hollotrio", Bauer
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Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Grüner Veltliner "Hollotrio", Bauer - 2021

Item # 44266 1L
$17.96/ Single Bottle
$215.52 $193.97/ Case of 12
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Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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An orange wine from the Kronberg vineyard that's made entirely from Grüner Veltliner grapes that were hand-harvested, hand-sorted then de-stemmed before macerating 80% of the wine on the skins for 5 hours.


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Staff Pick Notes

Hollotrio is a modern rendition of Austria’s most classic varietal. Weingut Familie Bauer farms biodynamically and vinifies this wine naturally. Twenty percent of the grapes undergo maceration with the skins for 3 weeks. This gentle skin contact softens the hard edges of many classic Grüners, without adding much tannic influence. The wine is immensely crushable, showing flavors of melons, pears, and chamomile. If you want to try an orange wine but you fear the funk, here's one that's hard not to like. Oh yeah, and it doesn't hurt that you have a liter of juice in the bottle.

- CP

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