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Atwater Vineyards

Gewürztraminer 2014
Wine Specs
Seneca Lake
Vineyard Designation
Atwater Vineyards
Harvest Date
October 8, 2014
Harvest Brix: 22.5˚
5.74 g/L
9 months in neutral French oak barrels
Bottling Date
July 21, 2015
Residual Sugar
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Gewürztraminer 2014

Dry and complex, this wine shines bright with peach blossom and delicate floral aromas. 

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
Production Notes
BLEND: 100% Gewürztraminer
Winemaker Notes
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, and Asian cuisine.
121 Cases
Other Notes
RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2018
Vintage Notes
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.

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