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Winter Ferment Gewürztraminer 2020

This innovative wine utilizes the winemaking technique called Winter Fermentation. After harvest, the pressed grapes are frozen at 00F for three months then thawed and fermented during the winter. The process results in a wine with enhanced expression of tropical and stone fruits, a greater concentration of those flavors, and a fuller body.

Pair with Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Thai, and Asian cuisines. 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 2020
ACID 6.9 g/L
Varietal Gewurztraminer
PH 3.59
Residual sugar 23 g/L
AGING Unoaked. 4 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 11.5

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TASTING NOTES

This innovative wine utilizes the winemaking technique called Winter Fermentation. After harvest, the pressed grapes are frozen at 00F for three months then thawed and fermented during the winter. The process results in a wine with enhanced expression of tropical and stone fruits, a greater concentration of those flavors, and a fuller body.


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.


VARIETY

100% Gewürztraminer. No Botrytis.

VINEYARD

80% Seneca Estate, 20% Keuka Estate.

VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. 24 to 48 Hour Skin Contact. Juice Frozen 3 Months Pre-Fermentation.

VESSEL

Open-Top Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Frozen Juice Thawed then Traditional Fermentation.

ÉLEVAGE

Unoaked. 4 Months Lees Aging.

ACCOLADES

Gai Pad Khing (Ginger Chicken)

Recipe by Holly, Hospitality Manager
This is a great stir-fry recipe that’s quick to make and good for when there are leftover fresh vegetables in the fridge that need to be cooked. The ginger spice pairs wonderfully with a wine with a bit of sweetness to it.

Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breasts, Thinly Sliced
1/4 Cup Fresh Ginger, Peeled and Julienned
1 Mild Red Chilli
4 Green Onions, Sliced
1 Cup Oyster Mushrooms
1 Cup Broccoli
2 Garlic Cloves
2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Light Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Olive Oil

Process:

Have all the ingredients sliced and ready to go as the cooking goes quite quickly. In a pan large enough to fit all the above ingredients, heat the olive oil on medium-low heat and sizzle the ginger for about 1 minute. Add the garlic and sizzle for another 30 seconds. Add the sliced chicken, turn the stove up to medium-high, and continuously stir the chicken while cooking. When the chicken is nearly finished, add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and black pepper. Stir. Once hot, add about 1/4 cup of water to the pan. Add the chili, broccoli, and mushrooms and cook. In about 5 minutes, the watery mixture should have reduced to a thick sauce. When finished, add in the green onions, stir, and serve.

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