2012 Gewürztraminer

Double Gold

Finger Lakes International (2014)

90

Wine & Spirits, (2012)

Gold Medal

Ultimate Wine Challenge Competition

Silver Medal

NY Wine & Food Classic Competition

Silver Medal

East Meets West Competition, 2014

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Vintage:2012
Wine Type:White Wine
Varietal:Gewürztraminer
Varietal Composition:
90%GW2 Gewürztraminer grapes
10%GW1 grapes
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/01/2012
Acid:6.4 g/L
pH:3.78
Bottling Date:02/20/2013
Residual Sugar:.5%
Alcohol %:13.4%

Tasting Notes

Bright, light lemon with a hint of green. A remarkable bouquet of spiced exotic fruit; mango, pear, cardamom and nutmeg. Full, round and expressive in the mouth; rich and plush and showing a long finish from a wonderfully ripe vintage.

Winemaker Notes

On October 1, 2012, 10.6 tons of Gewurztraminer were harvested and placed into a refrigerated truck and cooled for two days at 50 F. 4.4 tons were harvested on October 3. Both lots were de-stemmed, crushed, and pumped to a stainless steel tank then cold-soaked for two days before being pressed. Harvest chemistry was 22.8 Brix, acid of 5.1 g/L, and a pH of 3.53. Fermentation with Epernay 2 yeast continued for 25 days at ~64F and was stopped at 0.5% residual sugar.

Food Pairing

A well-known partner to turkey, chicken, ham and scallops, it is also delectable as an aperitif with smoked oysters, fried calamari or bacon and mild Blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola or Maytag Blue.

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