HARVEST MOON Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer
Complementary ground shipping on 4 or more bottles * USE CODE VINO4. Note these are half bottles (375ml)
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- Sweet, intense golden nectar for the dessert wine lover
- Estate grown grapes crafted in the Ice Wine style
- Small, artisan producer committed to sustainability on the family farm
WINEMAKER: Randy Pitts, a grapegrower and winemaker on the family vineyard for decades. He calls himself a 'wine shepherd." We call him just plain awesome.
WHAT WE TASTED: Sweet florals, white rose petal aroma on the nose followed by fresh cut pear and peach, perfumed with honeysuckle and a juicy long finish. Beautiful weighty palate pleaser. This wine will increase in its silky body and perfumed honey nuance with a few years in the bottle.
AVA DESIGNATED: Russian River AVA, Sonoma
WHAT WE PAIRED:
- Vanilla ice cream and mango
- Foie gras with brioche toast
- Comte, Emmenteller and Manchego cheese plate
- Panacota or cheesecake
PERSONALITY: Randy practices on-time harvesting--a once common winegrowing approach that picks the grapes earlier rather than later keeping berry structure intact. Future wine tastes juicy with lower sugar! Gewurtz grapes are harvested and taken whole cluster to a local freezer where the fruit sits for 9 days at -32 degrees. The frozen clusters are then rushed to the crushpad in the early morning and hard pressed until tiny droplets of pure fructose slowly flow.
- Tiny 4 acres of vines
- Low 12.5% alcohol
- Stainless fermentation, only 200 cases made
*Ground shipping in states where allowed. Temperature control shipping in effect May 15 through Sept 15 to protect these fine wines. A small fee will be added to each shipment. You may choose 2 day or overnight air also*