Wines / Reserve & Exclusive / Orchard Block Gewürztraminer

Orchard Block Gewürztraminer

The Orchard Block is made in the traditional Alsace style; aromatic, fuller in body and intensely flavoured. This Gewürztraminer comes from a single vineyard planted in 1989 and located on the corner of Boucherie Road and Mission Hill Road. This unique site was originally one of the family’s peach and cherry orchards.

Tasting & Pairing

True to its varietal, this off dry wine has pronounced aromas of rose petal, orange blossom, peaches and exotic spice which fill the glass. This beautifully elegant Gewürztraminer is vibrant and complex with layers of ripe intense peach, nectarine and fresh ginger spice. Our winemaker’s favourite pairing with this wine is a potato saffron soup with smoked white fish.

Winemaking

The fruit was hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and fermented cold at 12-14°C for 3-4 weeks. It was then racked into a fresh tank where it remained until bottling. This is a Gewürztraminer for the purist; it is 100% single site sourced and minimal winemaking was implemented. To our delight, nuances of the orchard fruits from the original site are prominent.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13.5%
Total acidity: 5.7 g/l
Residual sweetness: 8.6 g/l
Sweetness code: 1
SKU code: 875260
UPC code: 778856415063
Date bottled: February 2016
Case volume: 550

Wine Shop Retail Price: $20
Wine Club Member Price: $18.00