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2017 McKee Vineyard Marlborough Gruner Veltliner, Blank Canvas

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Grüner Veltliner: Grüner Veltliner is a white wine grape variety primarily associated with Austria, but it has gained popularity in other wine regions, including New Zealand. The grape is known for its bright acidity, citrus and stone fruit flavors, and a distinctive white pepper note. Marlborough, New Zealand: Marlborough is New Zealand's most famous wine region, particularly renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc. The region's cool climate and diverse terroir have led to successful plantings of various grape varieties. McKee Vineyard: McKee Vineyard is a specific vineyard within Marlborough, New Zealand, where the grapes for this Grüner Veltliner are sourced. Vineyard location and soil composition can significantly influence the characteristics of the wine. Blank Canvas Winery: Blank Canvas is a winery in New Zealand known for its innovative approach to winemaking. It was founded by Matt and Sophie Thomson, and the winery is dedicated to crafting wines that express the unique characteristics of the vineyard sites. 2017 Vintage: The 2017 vintage in Marlborough, New Zealand, had its unique weather patterns, which influenced grape ripening and flavor development. Different vintages can contribute to variations in the flavor profile and aging potential of the wine. Single Vineyard Expression: Grüner Veltliner from a specific vineyard, such as McKee Vineyard, often aims to showcase the unique terroir and characteristics of that site. Cool Climate Influence: The cool climate of Marlborough can contribute to the preservation of acidity in white wines, providing freshness and balance. Winemaking Techniques: Blank Canvas is known for its meticulous winemaking techniques, which may include gentle pressing, fermentation in stainless steel or neutral oak, and aging on lees to enhance complexity. Food Pairing: Grüner Veltliner is a versatile food-friendly wine. It pairs well with a range of dishes, including seafood, poultry, and vegetable-based dishes. The specific flavor profile of the McKee Vineyard Grüner Veltliner would complement certain foods exceptionally well. Unique Expression: Blank Canvas wines often aim to provide a unique expression of the grape variety and the terroir, emphasizing individuality and character.
2017 McKee Vineyard Marlborough Gruner Veltliner, Blank Canvas
2017 McKee Vineyard Marlborough Gruner Veltliner, Blank Canvas
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