Gertie Gewurztramine 2020
A beautifully aromatic dry white wine with just the illusion of sweetness and medium to low acidity making it a perfect food wine.
Gewürztraminer or Gertie refers to the spicy Traminer grape.
It's history was recorded in the village of Tramin from the first century, then spreading to Alsace where Gewürz (spice) was added to its name and Gewürztraminer was used in Alsace from 1870. In 1973 the name Traminer was discontinued in Alsace where the grape is simply known as Gewurz or Gertie.
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Soft off-white color with a tinge of gold with a gorgeous aromatic bouquet of white lavender and violets. “Gertie” delivers a dry, yet juicy mouthful of lychee, mango, peach, and honeysuckle-lime notes with just the illusion of sweetness. A dry wine with a lovely harmonious balance of acidity and tannin , then a clean bright finish.
Chilled, this wine serves well by itself as an aperitif and will pair with zesty-flavored fare like BBQ chicken wings and will certainly go well with Thai, Indian, Turkish, Morrocan, Mediterranean and Lebanese dishes using either chicken and fish. It is also the all-time-classic pairing for Thanksgiving turkey and all its customary fixings.
Only 350 cases produced.
Notwithstanding the pandemic, the August heat spikes and fires the 2020 harvest started earlier than average and as expected the crop was lighter than normal. Even with all the challenges, the high quality of our grapes remains with some varieties especially flavorful from fruit concentration since the vines didn’t have any excess water.
This year we have been really fortunate with our fifteen vineyards located across four counties our vineyard planting diversity saved our 2020 grape crop from potential smoke taint. Our Dry Creek Valley vineyards located on the valley floor have not been exposed to heavy smoke as much as hillside vineyards and in spite of their mountain side locations in Napa our Pritchard Hill and Atlas Peak vineyards were also below the smoke line and show no signs of being effected while our Sonoma Mountain, Mendocino and Red Hills vineyards saw no smoke and ripened as naturally as possible with the high August temperatures.
French oak for 12 months.