2013 GEM
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2013 GEM
2013 GEM
2013 GEM
2013 GEM
2013 GEM
2013 GEM
2013 GEM
2013 GEM

Damiani's dessert wine exudes a velvety essence of flambéed Crème Brûlée.
Voted Best Fortified Wine, 2022 New York Wine Classic - 95 Points!

$38.99club price: $33.14
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Winemaking

Varietal:  100% fortified Gewürztraminer
Cellaring: Gewürztraminer juice immediately fortified with brandy made from  Gewürztraminer and aged in old bourbon barrels for 7 years.

 

Harvest Date: 10/1/2013
Harvest Brix: 22.6°
Residual Sugar: 18.5%
Alcohol: 19.0%
Total Acidity: 2.85 g/L
pH: 3.57

Bottling Date: 8/26/2021
Unfiltered

Cases Produced: 120

 

Viticulture & Vineyard Site

Sunrise Hill Vineyard, a picturesque landscape located on the western side of Cayuga Lake, is owned and operated by Bob and Kathy Ruis.  Here, 12 acres of eastern-facing vinifera grapes are grown.  The combination of soil, location and climate produce grapes that are packed with bright, fruit-focused flavors with just a hint of mineral and spice.

 

Tasting Notes

Drink now – 2026 - 2033+.  Serving Temp: 47 - 50° f

We’re delighted to release another jewel in our crown of a collection: the 2013 GEM.  This captivating and dazzling fortified white wine is a dark, toasted amber in color.  Our most fierce and delectable GEM thus far coats the tongue and ensnares the senses with the velvety essence of flambéed Crème Brûlée.  A perfect balance of alcohol and residual sugar makes the aroma and finish silky smooth and gratifying!  Enjoy this wine as the perfect digestif paired with dessert, or as a dessert on its own.

 

Vintage Notes

Warm weather enthusiastically welcomed the spring of 2013 and brought bud-break slightly ahead of schedule. Warmer than average temperatures throughout the early and middle parts of the growing season showed promise of a great vintage. As the season progressed, the summer brought moderate rainfall,

which when coupled with the high temperatures created high disease pressure within our vineyards. Diligent leaf-pulling and fruit-thinning relieved an abundance of stress from our grapes and resulted in beautiful fruit, fully-ripened and without disease.  The fall ushered-in cool weather and generous winds, leading to drier conditions and an ideal harvest. The wines produced from the 2013 vintage are finessed with bright fruity flavors and fine, elegant tannins.

 

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