2018 GEWÜRZ
Wine Data

Appellation:  Mendocino County

Grape Varietal:  Gewürztraminer 100%

Vineyard:  Certified Organic

Alcohol:  13.2%

pH:  3.46

TA:  8.0 g/L

RS:  .42%

Closure:  Stelvin

Size:  750ml

2018 GEWÜRZ

Retail Price: $14.00

This is one of our family's favorite wines!

Our 2018 Gewürz is harvested exclusively from a single small CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers*) vineyard about one hour north of our home estate in Mendocino's cool growing region of Potter Valley.  This rugged location is the key to the great acidity and balance in our Gewürztraminer.

Bud break and flowering happened late this year in Potter Valley, and conditions in May were windy and cool.  Summer temperatures climbed to more than 100 degrees, but then cooled down in time for the harvest.  The weather during harvest was ideal with warm moderate days and cool nights.  Acidity levels were up from 2017 and the fruit had balanced flavors at harvest.

We harvested the Gewürztraminer on September 10-11 at night to maintain the natural acidity.  The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve that acidity and the bright aromatics of the wine.  

This is an aromatic wine with an enticing floral, almost sweet nose and initial aromas of grapefruit, citrus, tropical lychee, pineapple, melon, rose and pear.  The 2018 Gewürz is a silky, rich wine with spicy flavors of apple, pear, grapefruit and nice acid balance on the finish.

It is a family favorite and a bottle or two is always found on the Wetzel holiday table! 
 
*CCOF - Certified organic grapes are grown on soil that has been free of prohibited substances for three years prior to harvest to ensure that the crops will not be contaminated.  The use of sewage sludge, bio-engineering (GMOs), ionizing radiation, and most synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are prohibited from organic production.  Organic farmers focus on the use of renewable resources and conservation of the soil and water, to enhance and sustain the environment for future generations.