Cuvée Orange Gewürztraminer
This white wine was fermented on the skins for 28 days to extract tannins, colour (a beautiful eye of the partridge pink hue), and the highly perfumed rose-petal notes synonymous with Gewürztraminer. Serve chilled. This is a great sipping wine particularly for red wine drinkers who usually avoid whites but are looking for a refreshing chilled wine.
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.