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50th Parallel Estate Winery

50th Parallel Estate Gewurztraminer

50th Parallel Estate Gewurztraminer

Grapes were selectively hand harvested and sorted. Then whole-bunch pressed to tank gently to avoid releasing any unwanted green tannic components from stem and seeds. Juice was then cold settled and fermented slowly to reduce overly floral aromatics.

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SKU: 477810_2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Gewurztraminer
Appellation
Central Okanagan Valley, Lakeside Alluvial Fans
Bottling Date
Spring 2017
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
THINK OF: Watching the final round of surfing on the beach at the Hawaii Pipe Masters. Energy and excitement can not be contained in this wild and adventurous crowd favorite. DRINK WITH: Asian and Indian cuisine, or of course with nothing at all. This wine holds a degree in quaff-ability with its resumé showing plenty of experience at cocktail hours and after parties. Serve between 3-6 degrees Celsius in a white aromatic glass. WINEMAKING: Grapes were selectively hand harvested and sorted, and whole bunch pressed to tank gently to avoid releasing any unwanted green tannic components from stem and seeds. Juice was then cold settled and fermented slowly to reduce overly floral aromatics.
Awards
GOLD 2017 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards (British Columbia, BC) SILVER 2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition (California, USA) BRONZE 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition (London, UK) BRONZE 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition (California,USA)
Vineyard Notes
2016 SEASONAL CONDITIONS: 2016 was an excellent winemaking year, both in the vineyard and in the winery. Although a hot start to the season had us slightly concerned that we may have had a second drought year in the making, late June and early July thankfully delivered some unseasonably cool conditions. This moderated the ripening cycle at the estate and slowed sugar generation in the fruit while allowing a longer physiological ripening period to let the grapes build an optimal balance of both acid and sugar. While we tried to pinpoint a clear spring release victor at bottling time in February 2017, the whole team agreed that the new spring white wines and rosé are all immediately quaffable and each will deliver some of the best varietal expressions we have seen in our young history at 50th Parallel. The 2016 aromatic wines will be released in March 2017.
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