With maturing vines and a truly favorable year for Gewürztraminer, this wine speaks with real accuracy and pride of its place. This, along with slow, whole bunch pressings, wild ferments and extended lees contact, has resulted in a wine which is defined by remarkable grace and clarity.
Self-rooted and grown on schist gravel terroir, the Rippon Gewürztraminer vines were planted between 1986 and 2006. Crushed by foot and cold-macerated on the skins for 48 hours. The wine then ferments in stainless steel, aging for 95 days on lees. Residual sugar is generally in the 8g/L neighborhood.
94 points, James Suckling ‘Stunning purity of lychee and rose-water aromas here with fresh bread, wet stones and breathtaking fragrant appeal. The palate has a smooth-honed and layered, textural feel with supple, fleshy lychee and melon, as well as pear and honeysuckle.’