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2017 Gewurztraminer - Elizabeth's Vineyard

Dry Sparkling White Wine
67 Cases Produced
Alcohol: 10.7%
Total sulfite addition: 35 ppm
Soil: Thin loam over shale
Grape: 100% Gewurztraminer
- Crushed and destemmed
- Ambient Yeast
- Stainless Steel
- Unfined and Unfiltered

ELEVAGE: Hand picked grapes were crushed and destemmed and allowed a 2 day maceration before being bucketed into the half-ton bladder press. Settled, browned juice was pumped into stainless steel to ferment. In August of 2018, after both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation were complete the wine was racked off its lees, given a 1 brix dose of sugar and gravity bottled by hand without fining or filtration. A secondary fermentation took place in bottle resulting in a lightly sparkling wine.

TASTING NOTE: Gentle mousse with classic gewürztraminer nose of lychee and rose petal. Light, bright, refreshing and absolutely dry in the mouth. A great aperitif.

ELIZABETH'S VINEYARD: Located in Hector, New York on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, this twenty-seven acre vineyard is composed of shallow loam soil over shale on a slope leading to some of the lake's deepest waters. Among the pinot noir, cabernet franc and riesling, grower John Leidenfrost also maintains blocks of spur pruned cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay over a quarter century old. This vineyard's privileged exposure and thin, shale laden soil produces wine of great depth and backbone.



Tilled up "soil" during some new planting at Elizabeth's Vineyard.


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