Grower: Barbichette Wines
Region: Finger Lakes, New York
Grape Varieties: Gewurtztraminer
Category: White, Orange
Our skin contact gewurz' was hand-harvested in late september on a cool morning. It comes from organic vineyards on Seneca Lake’s east side. It spent a generous week on the skins before racking off to age further - the whole clusters were foot stomped and punched down occassionally throughout that time. The classic gewurz' notes of lychee and rose are there, but there’s a special category of magic that happens when this juice gets to extract more from the skins than it’s used to. While orange wine may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we are very proud of our first foray into maceration territory. Darjeeling (black) tea, apricot jam, with a subtle kiss of vanilla make this luscious elixir all the more luxe. Aged in 50/50 old burgundy and stainless, blended shortly before bottling and bottled in April 2021 - drinking beautifully these days!