What the fox does to the Veltliner…
“The fox has striked off his tail here.” – this is how old winemakers call it when the Grüner Veltliner gets its brown dots. The dots are a sign of ripeness for the Grüner Veltliner
By the way, the well-known black pepper of the Veltliner comes from the skins. Try to bite concentrated into a Veltliner berry. You will see.
Another little tip: The tops of the sprouts of Grüner Veltliner show white. So if you see such tops in a vineyard, you know at which grape you are. An old name for Grüner Veltliner is “Weißgipfler” – “white tops”.