2019 Dry Gewürztraminer
This vintage is a knock-out! This wine is light golden in color and is incredibly complex and boastful. Aromas abound- lychee fruit, grapefruit, orange, wet stone, fresh ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, and a faint floral/rose petal are all enticingly present. The palate is rich and expanding with flavors of tangerine, pear, minerals, a hint of allspice. It lingers with flavors of citrus and pepper. Serve with kielbasa and brown mustard, carnitas tacos, stewed curried lamb and Kung Pao chicken. Enjoy this wine now through 2025.
A total of 3.69 tons of estate grown grapes were harvested by hand on October 28, 2019. The grapes had 23.4 brix natural sugar, 5.2 g/l TA and 3.43 pH. The grapes were crushed, pressed, and inoculated with yeast. Fermentation lasted for 21 days at 59 degrees. In the following spring, the wine was stabilized and filtered. It was bottled on August 11, 2020 and has 5.6g/l TA, 3.43 pH, 0.1% residual sugar and 14.7% alcohol. Only 188 cases produced.