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Gewürztraminer 2021

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An exotic grape from vines dating back to 1968 made in a dry style.

Subtle and seductive on the nose with rose, apricots, and lychee, with a touch of white pepper and ginger. The rich palate is balanced with lively acidity and beautiful flavors of honeysuckle, orange blossom, cardamom, and lychee with a long exotic finish.

The exotic flavors of Gewürztraminer pairs well with the exotic cuisines of Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Thai, and Asian. Pairs well with Spicy and Aromatic Ingredients like Pepper, Ginger, Curry, Sesame, and Soy. Spicy BBQ and Wings.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2021
Varietal Gewurztraminer
AGING Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 12

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TASTING NOTES

Subtle and seductive on the nose with rose, apricots, and lychee, with a touch of white pepper and ginger. The rich palate is balanced with lively acidity and beautiful flavors of honeysuckle, orange blossom, cardamom, and lychee with a long exotic finish.


VINEYARD NOTES

Gewürztraminer was planted in 2012 on one four-acre plot on our Seneca estate vineyard. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam. Gewürztraminer blocks on our Keuka vineyard were planted in 1968 and 1981 on 3309 rootstocks. Soils here are shallow, shale-based which add minerality, acidity, and elegance.


WINEMAKER NOTES

“We began 2021 with a milder winter resulting in fewer buds damaged from the cold. The growing season in 2021 was more typical for the region with cooler temperatures and adequate rainfall. The wines from this vintage will have crisp acidity balanced by delicate fruit flavors providing great structure. The Reds and Whites should age well as evidenced by our wine library going back to the 1962 vintage.”
-Frederick Frank


VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. 12 Hour Skin Contact.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. No Malolactic Fermentation.

AGING

Unoaked.

STYLE

Dry.

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