2018 Desert Hills Gewurztraminer
Our Gewürztraminer vineyards are trained on different trellis systems to promote a better sense of terroir; Vertical Shoot Positioning in our Kaleden Vineyard and Scott Henry in our Terrace vineyard. Viticultural practices such as shoot thinning, green harvest (cluster thinning) and leaf removal all help with flavor concentration and a purity of fruit.
Both vineyard blocks were hand harvested and fermented with a combination of indigenous and cultured yeasts separately at low temperatures throughout alcoholic fermentation. Once fermentation was completed the wines were racked off gross lees, blended and allowed to age in stainless steel tanks for 4 months on light lees with bi-weekly stirring prior to being stabilized, filtered and bottled in early March 2018.
Cooperage: 100% stainless
Tasting Notes: Floral and spicy flavours of lilac, honeysuckle and Asian spices, leading to hints of Rose petal and lychee on the nose. On the palate the wine offers more lush fruit flavours that carry through to a long lingering finish.