2018 Ramos Vineyard Gewurztraminer
Our 2018 Gewurztraminer is stunningly aromatic with an intense varietal character of lychee and rose petal and a spicy complexity. Perhaps the most awarded Gewürztraminer in North America. An exceptional single vineyard selection from our most prized vineyards in the Columbia and Yakima Valleys, WA. Fermented with native yeasts and expertly crafted to portray a true sense of place.
Wind-blown loess on basalt bedrock.
We put the juice and the grape skins in contact to extract and unleash the exquisite Gewürztraminer aromas locked in the skin for 12 hours. A fraction of the blend (20%) is fermented as an orange wine on the skin. The remaining grapes are fermented for 20 days with native yeasts at cool temperatures and the fermentation is arrested to the desired sugar level (about 18 g/l). We do not use any oak and do not put the wine through malolactic fermentation.
Roses, lychee, clove.
Passion fruit, melon, and tangerine.
Ideal with spicy Indian food, lemon chicken and blue cheeses.
Yakima Valley, Washington
Alcohol 12.9% Vol
Total Acidity 5.5 g/l
Residual Sugar 18 g/l