Gewurztraminer has an unmistakable perfume, and you can taste it the day these grapes begin to go through veraison. Like any fine perfume, too much is cumbersome and, well, un-sexy, yet the right amount, in the right places, can be striking. For that reason, we harvest when sugar and acid intersect with the appropriate amount of perfume,. We harvested a huge crop in mid-September well before the weather made any choices for us. Please enjoy this medium-sweet style, which pairs well with rich aromatic foods such as Chinese or Indian cuisine.
Silver, 2012 Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Silver, 2012 Tasters Guild
Silver, 2012 Finger Lakes
The 7.5 tons of gwertz (we get tired of saying the full name!) were hand harvested at the end of September on an incredibly blustery day. Strong north wind, overcast with the occasional mist to really chill you to the bone. It was de-stemmed, gently pressed and cold settled before being split into two tanks - one for our dry version and one for this, our medium sweet version. It went in to the bottle on February 15th.
The floarl nose of gwertz is unique to this grape. For us, we like it subtle. In this case the wine displays the floral perfume as a subtle component of the total package rather than dominating it.
Medium sweet with a ripe fruit flavor and a balanced acidity to round out the finish.
Brilliant, light yellow color
Great with spicy foods and personal favorite with Indian food.
Retail $18 per bottle
Case price $16.20