Full of fresh floral spice, candied ginger, blood orange, and orange pekoe tea, we’d like to introduce the last wine from our new series Flora & Fauna–the 2019 Amber Wine. The Amber Wine is 100% Gewürztraminer from our Sage Brush Vineyard. Fermented on the skins for 38 days and aged for 8 months in concrete
Floral and spicy flavours of lilac, Asian spices, burnt orange peel and orange pekoe tea, leading to hints of aromatic Rose petal on the nose and a long finish.
Our Gewürztraminer vineyards are trained on different trellis systems to promote a better sense of terroir; Vertical Shoot Positioning and Viticultural practices such as shoot thinning, green harvest (cluster thinning) and leaf removal all help with flavor concentration and a purity of fruit.
Grapes were hand harvested and crushed before being moved to quevri and spontaneously fermented with wild indigenous yeasts at low temperatures throughout alcoholic fermentation. The Grapes spent a total of 22 days on skins and a total of 8 months. Once fermentation was completed the wines were racked off gross lees, and aged in stainless steel tanks for 2 months on light lees with bi-weekly stirring prior to being stabilized. Bottled in late June 2020. Unfined and Filtered