- Josef Bauer Gruner Veltliner Katharina 2015 Product #30899 (In Stock)
The simple story here: this drinks like a $30-$50 Grüner from one of Austria’s more famous estates and costs a lot less. If you’d like to experience what happens when Grüner goes from “delicious fun” to “seriously delicious,” then get your hands on a few bottles of Joe Bauer’s 2015 Gruner Katharina.
Joe crafts this cuvee, named for his daughter, from vines growing on pure, calcium and clay-rich, loess soils on different parts of the hill. He picks some of these sites early to maximize crispness and green, tangy, fruit notes. Others are harvested late for maximum ripeness, more exotic fruit, and density on the palate. A complex formula leads to a complex wine, layered with notes of pineapple, Clementine, apricot, Golden Delicious, green herb and dusty white pepper. The texture is rich and luxurious, sitting on your lounge with good weight balanced by dusty, crushed stone, minerality. The finish is simply endless, coating your palate and leaving pops of fruit, mineral, pepper and more to savor on and on. A great seafood sausage would be great here, although most anything fried or with a bit of cream sauce would satisfy.