Habit Wine Company Gruner Veltliner 2018 - 750ml
Rancho Arroyo Perdido, Santa Ynez Valley
92 Points Vinous
The 2018 Grüner Veltliner Rancho Arroyo Perdido is one of the most expressive wines in Jeff Fisher's range. Orchard fruit, lime and exotic white flowers offer lovely depth and creaminess that provides a nice foil to the bright, taut style that Fisher favors. Sweet floral notes add perfume and character.
Jeff Fischer is the sole proprietor and winemaker for Habit which he founded in Los Olivos in 2008 after years of making wine in his garage in Los Angeles. His first vintage was just three barrels of the Red Blend. Habit now produces seven different wines from seven different vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Fischer’s wines focus on high acidity, lower alcohol, and strive to showcase varietal. All of the vineyards are sustainably or organically farmed and managed by the same Vineyard management team that he closely works with. The fruit is hand picked and hand sorted, and fermentations take place with both native and indigenous yeasts. Reductive winemaking techniques, punchdowns only by hand, and extended lees contact up until bottling keep the wines bright, fresh, and clean.
374 Cases Produced
Vineyard: Rancho Arroyo Perdido, Los Olivos
Soil: Clay Loam, Loam
Harvest Date: October 23rd, 2018
Brix at Harvest: 22
Harvest Notes: Picked and Sorted by Hand
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Aging: 6 months
Bottling Date: April 29th, 2019
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