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2018 Tatomer Meeresboden Grüner Veltliner Santa Barbara County

America/United States, California
93 VG
Tatomer Meeresboden Grüner Veltliner Santa Barbara County
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Tatomer
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Grüner Veltliner
¥4,950  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Tatomer
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Grüner Veltliner
Press
93Vinous - Antonio Galloni
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 13.0%
Product Code TT-1GVME18
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The wine has some of the classic Grüner Veltliner notes such as grapefruit, nectarine, melon, and thyme.  The thing that I love though is that it has this yellow kiss of California sunshine.

Production

Vintage Notes

Meeresboden is German for “Ocean Soil”. This wine is a blend of two vineyards I have in Santa Barbara County, both grown on sand dunes, hence the name. The two vineyards are John Sebastiano, located in the north east corner of the Sta. Rita Hills, and Kick-on Ranch, located west of Los Alamos. In 2018, I made 6 total passes through these vineyards over 7 weeks as well as multiple press cycles and maceration lots.  Ultimately, there were 8 different lots in the cellar to blend from.  The reason this is important is that it builds texture, complexity, and a wider flavor spectrum.  The final blend just as a bit more of an edge to it previous years.  It has about half a degree less alcohol and just a touch more acid.  This makes it ideal for food pairings, but also great for sunset on the porch.

Vinification

Harvested August 31st , September 12th, 18th , 26th, October 1st, and 17th
Dry (< 1g/L)
85% stainless steel and 15% large format acacia wood aging.
Blocked Malo
Bottled March 2018