HARVEST DATE: Oct. 15, Gewürz HARVEST BRIX: 22˚ HARVEST DATE: Oct. 22, Riesling HARVEST BRIX: 21.2˚
July 8, 2010
26 In Stock
Pronounced “ree-verts”, this unique combination of Riesling and Gewürztraminer marries two of Atwater’s favorite varieties. It’s tremendously fragrant, with a flamboyant aroma that recalls roses, lychee nuts and spices like clove and allspice. The delicate finish melds into flavors of apricot and lime.
An unusually cool and cloudy summer made it challenging to ripen grapes. September became warm and sunny and grapes were left on the vine well into October to develop character, raise sugars and drop acid levels. The season ended abruptly on Oct19 with hard frost that burned the leaves and left no further chance of photosynthesis.
The Riesling was gently handpicked and sorted for the best clusters. The Gewürztraminer cold soaked for 24hours on it’s skins and was pressed the following day. Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, the two wines were blended upon completion of alcoholic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
Experiment with food choices and this unique wine. This dry RIEWÜRZ pairs wonderfully with ethnic foods, prawns roast pork, autumn vegetables or bleu cheeses.