WinemakingBlend: 99% Gewurztraminer 1% Riesling
Sunrise Hill Vineyard, west bank of Cayuga Lake
Tasting Notes & Food Pairing
Vibrant and perfumed on the nose, our 2015 Gewürztraminer envelops the senses with intense floral aromatics and a ripe and rich mouthfeel of raw honey and lychee. The wine finishes with a distinct note of candied orange peel finish. A classic pairing with Tarte Flambée (Alsatian pizza) with ham and gruyère, Gewürztraminer also works wonderfully with Thai and Asian cuisine of all kinds, and poached pears.
Yet again, the Finger Lakes experienced another very harsh winter in 2015. Two harsh winters in a row caused lots of bud death and vine damage, but as always, lower yields result in improved fruit quality. In spite of the harsh winter we were graced with a growing season that started out cool and wet but finished with a healthy showing of sun and heat. Harvest kicked off at the usual time with lots of sun and was temperate with little rain. All in all it was a good harvest and though yields were down between 20-40% on nearly every varietal the result was exceptional quality, with complex fruit across the board. Expect lush, rich, voluptuous wines from this vintage!
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