From the start of 2016, the winter and spring brought below normal precipitation. This persisted throughout spring and summer months defining the growing season with drought conditions. Young vines were hand watered almost daily to ensure their survival. Luckily the mature vines are deep-rooted and were able to get by with the soil moisture located deeper in the soil horizon. Hot and dry conditions persisted late into the growing season when sporadic rainfall events began to appear, keeping the drought concerns at bay. When under stress, the vines focus energy on the fruit and with the help of later season rain, an already stellar looking crop sized up well and delivered superb quality. Harvests were ripe, clean and are promising to deliver cool-climate wines with power and finesse from a ‘not-so-cool’ vintage.

Tasting Notes

Starts with token aromas of lychee fruit, rose petal and exotic spice notes. Not the typical oily feel, this gewürztraminer is bright and crisp with a slightly off-dry feel that is balanced and composed in the mouth. Floral and lychee notes dominate on the palate. Medium+ acidity keeps the palate alive and searching for more.

Availability: this wine is available exclusively through the Rockway Vineyards wine boutique.

Additional Information

Year: 2016
Type: White
Price: $17.95

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