The fruit for the Gewurztraminer was harvested from vineyards in both Kelowna and Kaleden at an average of 23 Brix. The juice was left in contact with the skins for an extended period of time in order to enhance varietal qualities. The juice was then cool fermented in stainless steel tanks and finished in an off-dry style.
Yellow green in hue, this wine has distinctive and powerful aromas of herbal spice, fresh melon and ripe peaches. The flavours are exceptionally complex, showing notes of lichee, melon, tropical fruits and even a suggestion of Earl Grey tea. The finish is crisp and fresh, with notes of spice that linger on the palate. Serve chilled, this wine is appealing on its own, with salads or Asian cuisines.
"You can set you watch by this ripe, round, generous Gewürztraminer that opens with a squeeze of grapefruit acidity to keep its off-dry demeanour quite fresh. Kiwi, lychee, juicy melon and fragrant florals are spiced with crystalline ginger. A cool ferment in stainless steel and attention to picking keeps the alcohol in check at 13.5 per cent. A charmer this vintage, and good value too. Stock up and consider serving this with roast turkey. 88/100 points."
- Tony Gismondi (www.gismondionwine.com)
Size: 750ml bottle