Balletto Russian River Gewurztraminer 2019

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Wine Tasting Notes
The wine is rich and perfumed, opening with the classic Gewurztraminer aromas of lychee nut and ripe pear. And under the fresh fruit is an intoxicating flash of spice and lightly nutty aromas that add complexity and interest. The wine effortlessly maintains an impressive weight that's balanced with a light touch of acidity and deftly managed tannins that lend length to the finish. The wine fermented completely in stainless steel and contain zero residual sugar. The challenge in making Gewurztraminer is to capture the intense aromas and maintain the weighty and smooth texture that is a hallmark of well grown Gewurztraminer. To do this, half of the grapes were destemmed and left to steep in their own juice for several hours. The remaining grapes were processed whole-cluster, and pressed together with the first portion. The combination adds just enough aromatics, but keeps the tannins in check.

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