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Gewürztraminer 2016

Gewürztraminer 2016

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Product Description

Soft yellow and emerald flecks in its youth. Nose is big ripe lychee, papaya and banana. Very expressive. Opens up to Turkish delight and spring flowers; honey suckle and daffodil. Absolutely beautiful! Palate is lush with exotic fruit, candied citrus and Manuka honey. Long and complex finish with a noticeable lifted sweetness compared to previous vintages. Noble Rot is a beautiful thing.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Gewürztraminer
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
September / October 2016
pH
4.01
Aging
Cellaring potential 3 - 5 years
Bottling Date
March 2016
Residual Sugar
16.0g/L
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Soft yellow and emerald flecks in its youth. Nose is big ripe lychee, papaya and banana. Very expressive. Opens up to Turkish delight and spring flowers; honey suckle and daffodil. Absolutely beautiful! Palate is lush with exotic fruit, candied citrus and Manuka honey. Long and complex finish with a noticeable lifted sweetness compared to previous vintages. Noble Rot is a beautiful thing.
Ratings
89 points – John Schreiner “The wine begins with aromas of lychee and spice. On the palate, there are honeyed tropical fruit flavours. The soft acidity and the residual sugar combine to leave a plump, off-dry finish with lingering spice notes”
Vineyard Notes
A record early bud break had us thinking that we were in for another hot ripe year as in 2015, but a cool June and July slowed the growing season significantly. In September the sun came out and resulted in an excellent year for whites, with slow steady sugar accumulation and beautiful acids were retained with the cool nights. Due to the dampness late in the growing season we saw some Botrytis (Noble Rot) in the Gewürztraminer. This gave us amazing honeyed flavours in the fruit and elevated sugar levels that make this Gewürztraminer a truly unique and spectacular wine.
Production Notes
Our Gewürztraminer was crushed and de-stemmed before pressing, with the pressing cycle for this varietal being unique to dark skinned whites. We typically have a longer press program that emphasizes slow extraction with extended skin contact as well as a higher pressure at the end. This allows the clear juice to be in contact with the skins longer, which is where much of the flavour in this variety is stored. There is a delicate balance of flavour extraction and phenolic extraction (tannins are also in the skins) that plays out, plus the wine can go pink if it’s in contact with the skins too long as the skins are a light red colour at harvest. Once settled, the clear juice was racked to stainless steel tanks and fermented at cold temperatures using native and selected yeast.
Production
Cases made: 5500
Product Reviews
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Lola
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(Jul 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM)
Lively flavours, paired very well with halibut.

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