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Winter Solstice Gewürztraminer 2019

New Release
This innovative wine utilizes the winemaking technique called Winter Fermentation. After harvest, the pressed grapes are frozen at 0F for three months then thawed and fermented during the winter. Once dry, the wine is aged in Amphora for 7 months. 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 2019
ACID 6.38 g/L
Varietal Gewurztraminer
PH 3.50
Residual sugar 0.04 g/L
AGING 7 Months. 1 Amphora, 1 Clayver Vessel.
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

Gewurztraminer's classic lychee, white flowers, and white pepper with an alluring twist of camomile, dried herbs, and smoke. Powerful and seductive with a drying 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

In 2019, budbreak and flowering started about two weeks later than normal. A late start to Spring is becoming the new normal. Temperatures during the summer were moderate, and much cooler than in 2018. August and September were cooler than average. Luckily, the weather in the fall was extremely favorable with extended periods of dry sunny days followed by cool nights. This offered excellent conditions to fully ripen the grapes well into October.


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

7 Months. 1 Amphora, 1 Clayver Vessel.

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