Dry and complex, this wine shines bright with peach blossom and delicate floral aromas. The cool, slightly tart lychee palate is a thing of beauty. Richly textured with a creamy, caramel-like finish that lingers.
GROWING CONDITIONS: The 2017 winter was the most mild in the last four. A cool spring held back bud break (and potential frost damage) until May. These two factors combined to set the stage for a fruitful vintage. The GDD's (growing degree days) were close to average through June and July but dipped in August. Rainfall was above average right through the growing season which inevitably increased disease pressure and crop load. Thankfully, September and October were warmer and drier than average thus allowing the grapes more time to mature and develop flavor. 2017 pulled off the seldom seen scenario of high quality wine in a high yielding vintage.
Meet our very first barrel fermented and barrel aged Gewürztraminer. R2 yeast was used and our most neutral older barrels. We wanted to try something different and out of the ordinary with a small batch to change the typical flavors you get with stainless steel fermentation. The oak aging tamped down some of the traits of heavy perfume and spice.
Food Pairing Notes
With food-friendly acidity giving the wine a lively, fresh taste this wine’s food pairings are numerous. Good with all forms of pork, spicy grilled chicken, Asian cuisine and turkey dinners with all the fixings.