" I served with a bottle of Stony Hill Gewurztraminer and you'd be hard pressed to find a better pairing..."
2009 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer
In our effort to make relatively low alcohol wines, this Gewurztraminer comes in at just 12 %, having been picked and crushed at 21.2 sugar. The resulting wine is palest straw in color with .64 acidity and a low pH of 3.33. It is quite tart at the moment with the lovely taste of white flowers and lychee. We consider it a flawless wine and a fine foil for spicy south of the border and Asian flavors. Our present favorite is a Mexican Corn dish either on the cob or as a side dish flavored with chipotle chili butter, chopped cilantro and grated Queso Fresco, the Mexican white cheese. The crisp, light, dry Gewurz enhances the sweet corn, spicy chili, and salty cheese flavors. Enjoy!
|Farming:||Dry farmed||Age of Vines:||13 – 62 years old|
|Grapes:||100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard||Harvest Date:||8/30/2009|
|Fermentation Time:||5 to 7 days in old French oak barrels||Fermentation Temp:||60 degrees|
|Aging Time:||6 months in 60 gallon neutral French oak barrels||Filtering:||Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation|
|Bottling Date:||3/29/2010||Total Acidity:||.64%|
|pH:||3.33||Aging Potential:||5 years +|
|Production:||330 cases of 750 ml bottles||Release Date:||September 2010|
|Price at Winery:||$24.00 per bottle|