Cuvée Orange Gewürztraminer

  • 2017
After small lot experiments in ’13 and ’14 with skin contact wines, Norman is excited to release his 1st skin contact White. Norman chose Gewurztraminer because of its aromatic quality, lovely skins, and great tannic structure. The grapes spent 30+ days on the skins before a gentle basket press. The juice was fermented with 100% indigenous yeasts and the wine was racked post-pressing into 2 neutral white 225L French oak barrels. 18 months of élevage allowed for natural micro-oxidization to allow the wine to breathe and develop beautifully. Less than 50 cases produced.
Enticing nose of potpourri, rosewater, pink grapefruit pith and crunchy starfruit with a glimmer of resin-drenched juniper berry adding wild complexity! Fresh tart lychee fruit and florals on the palate finishing dry and clean. Beautiful texture and tannin - a delight for the senses.