The Codex Runicus is a codex of 202 pages written in medieval runes around the year 1300 which includes the oldest preserved Nordic provincial law. The connection to Grüner Veltliner grown in Australia by some Danish dudes is extremely evident, right? Perhaps the name is a bit tongue-in-cheek, as skin-contact Grüner aged in large format oak is not really “by the book.” It pretty much breaks all of the rules, if the rules are the light, lunchtime Steinfeders served in liter bottles at Heurigers. This Grüner is playful, honest, and anything but ordinary.
The grapes were hand harvested from 35-year-old vines and were foot stomped, gently hand plunged & added to already-pressed Greco skins for wild ferment on skins. After 21 days total maceration, the resulting wine was pressed to old 600L oak puncheons for 10 month maturation on lees. The wine was bottled without fining or filtering and with just a small addition of sulfur.