Bloomer Creek Vineyard Gewurztraminer Finger Lakes 2017

Article number: Bloomer Creek Gewurztraminer Finger Lakes 17
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A true trailblazer in natural winemaking in New York State, specifically the Finger Lakes region, Bloomer Creek proves that producing delectable wines while working organically is not an impossible feat, even in New York's challenging climate. (The first natural winemakers of Burgundy and the Loire Valley in France also heard similar protestations.) Kim Engle and Debra Bermingham have been crafting beautiful examples of natural wine without the use of insecticides or herbicides, farming organically for over 30 years. Fungal disease is controlled by the use of sulfur for powdery mildew and copper for downy mildew. Seaweed/fish and compost formulations are sprayed to aid in disease resistance and vine health. Harvest is done by hand, with an “Old World” approach to fermentation using indigenous yeast; finished wines are not filtered or fined. The results are distinctive, long-lasting wines. This is quite the commanding gewürztraminer, with two days of skin contact during fermentation giving it a surprising tannin structure and dryness. It’s classic gewürztraminer on the nose with tons of flower, stone fruit, and pear aromatics but dry as can be on the palate with a bright finish. Organically grown, low-intervention, vegan.

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