A cool wet summer originally gave us some concerns about the vintage but patience was rewarded with a hot dry harvest season that allowed grapes to ripen fully. Clean ripe fruit was harvested from a two-acre vineyard block planted in 2006.
The fruit was allowed to soak for 36 hours in our closed press and then pressed juice was cleaned using our flotation pump and selected yeast was added. Fermentation was slow and cool and the wine remained on its lees for 18 months and the lees were stirred every month.
Medium-bodied and intensely aromatic with notes of honey, lychee, rose, and pear. The flavours carry through to a refreshingly dry, fruit-forward palate with great food-friendly acidity and a lingering finish. Try with your favourite curries or Chinese takeout.
SCORE 91/100 "A gorgeous, aromatic Niagara Gewurztraminer with attractive notes of white florals, peach, Asian pear and lychee on the pallet. Very Alsatian in style and elegance. Long finish. Pair with medium spices and curries."
Brix At Harvest:20
Release Date:June 1, 2019
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