Estate Dessert Gewürztraminer 2015

Picked cold between midnight and 4:30 and rushed to the freezer before sunrise, our dessert Gewürztraminer is processed in the ice-wine style.

Tasting Notes

This sweet dessert wine is packed full of rich, ripe stone fruit and perfumed honey. The opulent mouthfeel begs for yet another sip and finishes long and juicy. We will watch this wine continue to devolope in the bottle over the next 3-5 years.

Production Notes

165 cases grown, produced and bottled.

Winemaker Notes

Picked cold between midnight and 4:30 and rushed to the freezer before sunrise, we freeze these tiny while clusters for at least 25 days. Then we pull out 20% of the grape each day over the course of a week and press very hard. As we press we create heat and as the heat slowly thaws the frozen grape, tiny droplets of pure sugar nectar fall out of the press and into the basin below. We capture the nectar and collect it into a tank where we coax the struggling yeast to begin fermentation. Once underway we manage the fermentation very closely and ferment slowly over the next month. Add approximately 11% alcohol these can no longer consume any of the residual sugar and we drop the temperature of the tank to 30° where the wine will cold stabilize. We sterile filter the wine and bottle as soon as possible in order to preserve freshness that is found in every bottle of our dessert give her to m in order to preserve freshness that is found in every bottle of our dessert Gewürz.

Cooperage Notes

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StyleDessert
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietalGewürztraminer
Pairing Fresh-cut peach or pair drizzled over real vanilla ice cream
Alcohol11.00%
Bottle375ml
Bottled2016-01-26
DrinkableNow till 2022
Harvest Date2015-09-21
Harvest Brix23.5°
Residual Sugar14.5%