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Winter Solstice Gewürztraminer 2021

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This innovative wine utilizes the winemaking technique called Winter Fermentation. After harvest, the pressed grapes are chilled at 32F for three months then thawed and fermented beginning on the Winter Solstice. 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.

Gewurztraminer's classic lychee, white flowers, and white pepper with an alluring twist of toasted sesame, dried herbs, chalk, and lemon cardamom. Powerful and seductive with a drying finish.

Pair with Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Thai, and Asian cuisines. Pairs well with Aromatic Ingredients like Pepper, Ginger, Curry, Sesame, and Soy.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2021
Varietal Gewurztraminer
AGING 7 Months in 3 Ceramic Clayver Vessels.
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

Gewurztraminer's classic lychee, white flowers, and white pepper with an alluring twist of toasted sesame, dried herbs, chalk, and lemon cardamom. 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

This innovative wine utilizes the winemaking technique called Winter Fermentation. The Gewürztraminer grapes are harvested at normal times (not late harvest), then the juice from the pressed grapes are chilled at 320F for three months then thawed and fermented beginning on the winter solstice. Once dry, the wine is aged for 7 months in 3 ceramic Clayver vessels. Clayver is a unique Italian-made ceramic fermentor. The containers are fired at twice the temperature of terracotta and require no coating or pre-treatment. Clayver vessels have a more modern shape as they are spherical at both ends.


VARIETY

100% Gewürztraminer.

VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. 12 Hour Skin Contact. Juice Chilled 3 Months Pre-Fermentation.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Juice Thawed then Traditional Fermentation.

ÉLEVAGE

7 Months in 3 Ceramic Clayver Vessels.

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