Grape Varieties

Winemaker Comments

2012 was a challenging year but with our hand-picking and hand-sorting we were able to select excellent fruit from vines that are extremely low cropping at 1.4kg/vine. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed in our basket press which is a delicate process to keep all those wonderful aromatic characters of this variety. 5% of the juice was barrel-fermented in Acacia wood which gives excellent texture but no dominant oak character. 30% was fermented with wild yeast in old French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks. As usual with our wines, there is a minimal amount of filtering and fining. This is an intense, concentrated wine with more spicy than floral Gew├╝rztraminer characters. It is beautifully balanced, textural, and full-bodied with a long off-dry finish.

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