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2016 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Ferrington Vineyard

2016 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Ferrington Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
100% Gewürztraminer
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Harvest Date
September 15, 2016
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
3.12
Aging
7 months in stainless steel tanks
Bottling Date
April 25, 2017
Residual Sugar
4.4 g/L
Alcohol %
14.7

2016 GEWÜRZTRAMINER, Ferrington Vineyard

A single vineyard dry and spicy white wine from Anderson Valley, with enticing aromas of lychee, rose petals, and hints of ginger and spice. Fermented and aged in a concrete egg-shaped vessel.

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93 Points, Rich Cook, Wine Reviews Online - "I'd rush to get some of this wine -- at 627 cases produced, there's a fair amount, but word will spread like wildfire from the tasting room at the castle about the summertime possibilities of this delightful Gewurztraminer.  It's wildly floral on the nose, with classic lychee and spice notes also gaining attention.  The palate delivers the lychee and spice, with bright rocky minerality adding character to the bone dry, racy presentation that blooms on the finish.  If you're a party of four, one bottle isn't going to be enough.  Delicious!"


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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Beyond the wine’s classic floral and spicy aromas, the intensity and enhanced mineral notes make this Gewurztraminer a unique offering. Full bodied, balanced, and fresh.
Vineyard Notes
Ferrington vineyard is located just north of the town of Booneville in Anderson Valley, part of Mendocino County just north of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. This 75 acre vineyard is planted with Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc, all of which have received consistently high marks from top wine writers and publications such as Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Specator Magazine.
Production Notes
This wine was fermented and aged in concrete egg-shaped vessels. An ancient method used to craft unique wines, concrete allows for aging on the lees without the use of oak barrels.
Winemaker Notes
Following the very small 2015 harvest, it was heartening to see the vines recover and bounce back to produce not only extremely high quality fruit but also some bounty in 2016! Harvest was earlier than we expected, and we observed optimum flavor and phenolic development progress as we harvested. With the ample rain that fell this past spring, the soils were moist and the vines started growing in early spring and shoot growth was active. Flowering also turned out be optimum, with very little frost, so the individual grape varieties responded and good pollination allowed for a more typical crop. Across the board, the flavors and acids were exceptional; very fresh fruit aromas and flavors were evident in the whites, and a delicious balance evolved as the harvest proceeded. Acids are firm and pH is slightly lower, so the wines should be well-structured with very good aging potential. During harvest, we saw the reds evolve every as day the skins softened, the tannins became more velvety and the grapes came into their own. This is an exciting vintage with a lot to like! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
Gewürztraminer is a great wine to pair with spicy foods, particularly Thai, Asian, and Indian cuisines. Try this refreshing white wine with a curried chicken salad, Mahi-Mahi with tropical fruit salsa, or cioppino.
Production
627 cases
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