The 2014 Traminette is an excellent expression of this distinctive grape.
The floral and peach aromas play across the mid palate while the clean acidity is balanced with sweetness for a rich, lingering finish. The sweetness in this wine makes for great pairings with spicy dishes as it tempers the burn.
In order to get the most out of the distinctive flavor of this distinct grape with Gewurztraminer as its parent, we let the juice have 6 hours of skin contact before we pressed it off. Fermentation was conducted cold in a stainless tank until we felt its aromas had peaked and was then arrested by crash cooling. This left a fair amount of grape sugars in the wine which we increased by returning some unfermented juice we had frozen at the beginning.
- Alcohol: 10.9%
- pH: 3.4
- TA: 6.2 g/L
- RS: 42g/L
- Yeast Used: QA23
- M/L Used: N/A
- Fermentation: Stainless Steel, Temperature Controlled, Incomplete