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Gewürztraminer, 2015

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2015 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL

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The exotic, spicy nature of the Gewürztraminer grape is well served by the intensity of the warm desert sun in our vineyard. The low yields of this vintage led to concentrated aromas and flavours of lychees, rose water and citrus, with interesting notes of apricot, pineapple and banana. These all spring forward from a textured, weighty palate that contributes to a lush, rich, rounded style. It’s fabulous with spicy foods and fruit salads.


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Tasting Notes

This wine was featured in May's Wine Club package.


Geographical Indication: Okanagan Valley, B.C.

Vineyard: Estate Vineyard

Cases Produced: 330


Appearance: Clear, pale yellow, consistent to rim. 

Nose: Dusty sage notes with rose petal and fresh-sliced, yellow apples. 

Palate: A lighter viscosity with elegant softness. Those sage notes continue on the palate, along with rosewater, lychee, apples and pears, finishing off with a small hint of sweetness. 

Quality: A delicate, aromatic white with pretty fruit, some generous floral notes, which should please those who don’t like their Gewürztraminers too rich or heavy. 

Food pairings: Spring rolls, blue cheese, barbecued duck, Cantonese-style chicken chow mein, grilled Brie and mango chutney sandwiches.


Wine Writer’s Comment:

Stylistically, Gewürztraminer can be all over the place, from the rich, ultra-sweet take on the grape in France’s Alsatian wine country, to crisp, aromatic versions hailing from near New Zealand’s shores. Even in British Columbia we’re seeing bigger blockbusters with intensely concentrated fruit from some wineries, when the place next door may opt to vinify theirs as dry as can be. Here we have a happy middle ground that offers textbook lychee and rose petal notes, along with tree fruits from the very beginning, all the way towards the graceful finish. At once exotic and familiar; straight out of the ice bucket, a wine that will easily please the palate.


- Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight

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