Our 2017 Gewürztraminer wine is our first foray into an “orange” or “skin contact” white wine and our first Gewürztraminer.  “Orange” denotes the color and “skin contact” indicates how it was produced. Just like a red wine, this wine sat on its skins through the fermentation process and then was pressed. The skin contact gives the wine its tangerine color. The result is a full-bodied wine with more structure and tannins than a typical white wine. 

This 2017 Gewürztraminer is tangerine in color with a pear and wild rose nose. It tastes of nectarine and lychee and finishes creamy and clean. As with the autumn colors this wine reminds us of a beautiful day floating down the river in a fishing raft. Although the air is crisp, the sun warms the raft and the smell of the trees, grass, and river warms our soul one final time for the season. 

To learn more about orange/skin contact white wines, visit these articles: here, here, and here.