This off-dry Gewürztraminer was intentionally designed to be distinct from A Noble Blend (which is Gewutztraminer-dominant). Highlighting the variety‘s rich, lush glory, the wine has a bouquet that perfumeries in Paris wish they could reproduce! The palate is equally generous with distinctive flavours of Nashi pear, lychee, wild rose petal and clover honey. The wine still retains a lively amount of refreshing acidity to balance the sugar.
• JoieFarm Vineyard, Naramata*
The grapes were picked and sorted by hand on October 31st, then immediately destemmed, crushed, and pressed to stainless steel tanks for 2 days of cold settling. The wine was fermented (using RHST yeast) at a slightly warmer (20 degrees) temperature to produce more glycerol and enhance mouthfeel. Fermentation was halted after 2 weeks in order to retain natural residual sugars and avoid a higher level of alcohol. After 8 months on fine lees in stainless steel, the wine was racked, protein- and cold-stabilized, then cross-flow filtered. It was bottled using a stelvin cap (rather than cork) to maintain the freshness.