Norton Finca La Colonia Colección Grüner Veltliner 2021

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Grapefruit and peach flavours are followed by floral notes and that distinctive white pepper spice, so typical of this variety. Crisp, light and fruit-forward, a crowd-pleasing interpretation of Austria’s signature white grape.

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Winery: Norton

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Norton has 680 hectares of vineyard in production, minutely mapped and divided into parcels so that the individual varieties, clones and training methods suit the soil in each. Minimal treatments are used in the vineyards, which are run along virtually organic lines. All the grapes are hand picked in the first week of March from eighteen year-old vines planted on clay and gravel in the La Colonia vineyard.

The grapes were gently pressed in a pneumatic press and the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 15ºC. The wine was bottled early to maximize freshness and varietal expression.

 
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Vintage 2021
Alcoholic strength 12.5%
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Grapes Grüner Veltliner 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Body C
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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In 1885, the Buenos Aires to Mendoza railway opened, cementing the significance of this emerging wine-growing region high in the Andean foothills. Ten years later, Edmund Norton planted the first vines in Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo district. At 900-1100 metres, the altitude moderates the temperature, causing an extended ripening season, and also expose the vines to more ultraviolet light, which encourages the development of colour and tannin in the black-skinned varieties. The result is whites packed with vibrant flavour and good natural acidity, and well-structured, food-friendly reds.

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