Gewürztraminer 2014

"The best we can remember with such a fresh juicy demeanor. Awash in aromatics from lychee to rosewater and orange blossoms ...I'm thinking a spicy curry, ribs or even sweet and sour chicken". - Anthony Gismondi, August 2015.

 

GOLD - National Wine Awards Canada. 91 points & Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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"A standout among Tinhorn Creek's wide ranging portfolio, this full bodied wine offers a generous serving of the grape's signature floral aromatics and spices, but there's plenty of ripe fruit also.  Citrus peel and candied ginger along with fleshy pear an lemongrass make this a fine choice for grilled shrimp" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2016.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Light golden hue gives this wine a bright bold appearance. The nose is pure Gewürztraminer with lychee, guava and subtle rosewater notes. It comes at you with great intensity and has layers of fruit and spice that keep the superlatives and inquisitiveness coming. The palate is viscous and textured with great mouth feel and shows beautiful peach pie and cinnamon up front with lychee, honey and ginger, finishing with preserved lemon. There is a subtle sweetness here that gives the wine balance and a decadent richness and ensures it will develop very nicely in the coming years.
Ratings
*92 points - Natalie Maclean. *91 points & Editors Choice - Wine Enthusiast *91 points - John Schreiner on wine. *90 points - Anthony Gismondi. *89 points - Liam Carrier
Awards
GOLD - National Wine Awards Canada. SILVER - San Francisco International Wine Awards.
Vineyard Notes
Hot and dry summer, typical of the Okanagan, but with a cool October allowing us to pick over two weeks to increase the wines complexity, maintaining natural acidity and developing rich tropical flavours, and spicy notes typical of this variety with elevated ripeness. The grapes are hand harvested from our Golden Mile Bench vineyard that has an elevation rise of 400m giving us a wide range of flavours in the vineyard at harvest time. The grapes are harvested at different times to add greater depth of complexity to the wine with varying ripening levels.
Production Notes
Our Gewürztraminer is crushed and de-stemmed before pressing, with the pressing cycle for this varietal being unique to dark skinned whites. we typically have a longer press program that emphasizes slow extraction with extended skin contact as well as a higher pressure at the end. This allows the clear juice to be in contact with the skins longer, which is where much of the flavour in this variety is stored. There is a delicate balance of flavour extraction and phenolic extraction (tannins are also in the skins) that plays out, plus the wine can go pink if it's in contact with the skins too long as the skins are a light red colour at harvest. Once settled the clear juice is racked to stainless steel tanks and fermented at cold temperatures using native and selected yeast. Components of this wine fermented for well over 4 months giving it a very textured palate with brioche and creaminess.
Production
4800 cases made
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Harvest Date
September 22 - October 10
Aging
Cellaring potential: 2 - 10 years
Bottling Date
March 2015
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
Product Reviews
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Shelley
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(Oct 30, 2015 at 1:43 PM)
This is by far my favorite white wine of any variety... I can't get enough!

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Apryl
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(Dec 12, 2015 at 8:52 AM)
By far my favourite white

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Leanna
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(Dec 17, 2015 at 9:40 AM)
The 2014 vintage has moved to the top of my favourites list.It has the perfect balance for me. Can't wait to taste 2015

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Maureen
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(Dec 18, 2015 at 8:32 AM)
Absolutely love this white wine

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mark
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(Dec 19, 2015 at 9:33 AM)
Bright fruit and finish, nice drier style. Very well done!

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Nancy
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(Jun 20, 2016 at 7:31 AM)
I am not a fan of wine but things have changed since I tasted this fabulous and rich wine. Thank you !!!

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