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BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Tasting Notes: This Gewürztraminer is clear and bright with an exotic aroma of lychee nut, tropical fruit, sweet yellow apple, rose water, golden kiwi and candied ginger. This smooth, slightly rich, medium-bodied wine has flavours of tropical fruit, melon and Bartlett pear. Notes of tangerine, lychee nut and spice linger on the medium-dry finish.
Food Pairings: Serve with Tandoori chicken; Cajun spiced fish; baked salmon with Asian glaze; spiced crab cakes; pad Thai; vegetable stir-fries (include ginger, hoisin and oyster sauces); take-out Chinese food; ham and grainy mustard Panini; clove-studded baked ham; cumin scented chicken quesadillas; cumin pork tenderloin; vegetable samosas; curried vegetable pies; curried cauliflower; a cheese board with cumin seed Gouda and Munster, both with water crackers.
Winemaking: Gewürztraminer grapes were hand-picked from our long-standing growers for Gray Monk within the Kelowna and Kaleden regions in the Okanagan Valley. The Gewürztraminer grapes were given 10 to 12 hours (over-night) of skin contact for added texture and mouth-feel, then gently pressed, cool fermented, and aged in stainless steel tanks for pure fruit expression.
Sweetness Level: (2) Medium Dry, 20.84 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.97 g/L
Awards & Ratings
The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2020.
Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Various vineyards in Kelowna and Kaleden, BC
Residual Sugar: 20.84 g/L
Cases Produced: 3,500
Appearance: Bright, clear. Pale straw core.
Nose: Rose, lychee, orange blossom, honeysuckle.
Palate: Medium acid, medium- body. Slightly off dry. Lychee, tangerine, baking spice, a hint of honey.
Quality: Very Good+. 88 points. Drink now.
Food Pairing: Sriracha shrimp tacos with cilantro-lime slaw, pumpkin gnocchi with sage butter sauce, spicy Singapore noodles with curry, Korean barbeque chicken wings, and spice-rubbed grilled pork chops.