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Winter Solstice Gewürztraminer 2020

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.

This wine shows Gewurztraminer's classic lychee, white flowers, and white pepper with an alluring twist of camomile, dried herbs, burnt orange and smoke. Powerful and seductive with a dry finish.

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 6.38 g/L
Varietal Gewurztraminer
PH 3.50
Residual sugar 0.04 g/L
AGING 5 Months. 2 Clayver Vessels.
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

This wine shows Gewurztraminer's classic lychee, white flowers, and white pepper with an alluring twist of camomile, dried herbs, burnt orange and smoke. Powerful and seductive with a dry 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.


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

5 Months. 2 Clayver Vessels.

ACCOLADES

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