GRAWÜ is the sum of the personal and professional partnership between Leila GRAselli and Dominic WÜrth. Leila is Italian, Dominic German, and they have decided to establish themselves somewhere in the middle of their native towns – Italy’s Alto Adige, (or Sud Tyrol as the German speaking inhabitants call this beautiful mountainous region on the border with Austria.) It’s the perfect place for their kids to grow up bilingual and a region that is well known for its wines.
Their wonderful wines are the fruit of the harmonious alchemy between a deep knowledge of winemaking, the respect for nature and terroir, and a strong will to push the boundaries of conventional winemaking in order to make wine as they think wine should be. They farm themselves a few small parcels, but most of the fruits are coming from farmers partners of them, with whom they work in the fields just as if it was their own vineyards. They all are farmers following organic practices and high respect for bio-diversity.
A very personal interpretation of this precious grape. Structured, but not too aromatic, this Chardonnay is an extremely well-balanced wine, juicy and elegant at the same time. It’s made from grapes coming from two very different vineyards, harvested at different times. One very fresh, early harvest bringing cleanliness and freshness, one more ripe bringing maturity, boldness and strength from the fruit.
Fermented using indigenous yeasts in large slovenian barrels. Macerated with the skins for up to 5 days. Aged on natural yeasts in acacia barrels for 12 months. Unfiltered and unfined.