The Unwinder Ehrenfelser (2016)

The Unwinder Ehrenfelser (2016)

2016 started off with an unusually early and hot spring that had buds bursting at the start of April. The growing season appeared to be set for a record early harvest and then the weather cooled off in July to a moderate summer. As a result the Gewürztraminer was able to hang and ripen nicely to provide a higher sugar level. The signature crispness of our estate vineyard is also present, so the wine is well balanced. Alsatian in perspective, this ripe, luscious wine, like our 2015 vintage, will improve in the bottle. Hang onto it for a few years and do a comparative tasting with the 2015 in, say, 2020.

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$18.50
/ 750ml
SKU: 278382
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
October 11th, 2016
Acid
7.4
Aging
Four months on lees in stainless steel
Fermentation
85% stainless, 15% neutral barrel, 21 days
Residual Sugar
6.0
Alcohol %
12.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The nose shows heaps of pineapple, spice as well as some grapefruit, with rose petal that jumps out of the glass. This wine’s supple palate is well-layered with lychee and ripe stone fruit, fine acidity and a lengthy finish.
Vineyard Notes
13% is harvested from Block 1 of our estate vineyard. 87% comes from Mannhardt Vineyard in West Kelowna – longtime friends of the family. The soil type in Block 1 is Ratnip.
Food Pairing Notes
Prosciutto. Burrata. Crusty bread. Perfect
Production
650 cases.
Other Notes
Serve it chilled, super chilled or lightly chilled. Ehrenfelser is flexible like that.