The 2017 Gewürztraminer is luminous straw with a pink hue taché due to extended skin contact. An expressive aromatic wine with exotic spice, musk with rose petal, cinnamon and ginger. A rich textural palate with a long finish and great balance displaying notes of Turkish delight, mango, lychee, and perfume.
Fruit: 100% Gewürztraminer
Judge Ratings:2016 Vintage 90 Points Silver 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada, 2013 Vintage 89 Points Tim Pawsey, 89 Points John Schreiner, 2012 Vintage: Silver 2013 National Wine Awards of Canada, 2011 Vintage: 90 Points Robert K. Stephen, 89 Points John Schreiner
Vineyard: Grown on a combination of the dry hillside of our Creston Valley Vineyard and zones 1 and 3 of the home block.
Harvest Data: Fruit was harvested in 4 lots at optimum flavour and ripeness. All the grapes used for this wine were grown using sustainable practices.
Vinification: Hand harvested fruit, destemmed and crushed in tank for 12 to 48 hours of cold skin contact. The wine was cold settled and fermented cool in three different batches to retain its primary profile. Completely tank fermented with all inoculated directly with Alsatian yeast isolates.
Wood Percentage: no oak use on this wine
Bottling: The wine was Estate bottled with 662 cases produced.
|Alc. % v/v||12.5|
|M SO2 ppm||1|