|Article number:||Bloomer Creek Gewurz Skin-Ferment Tanzen Dame 19|
|Availability:||In stock (10)|
A true trailblazer in natural winemaking in New York State, Bloomer Creek Vineyard proves that producing delectable wines while working organically is not an impossible feat, even in New York's challenging climate. Proprietors Kim Engle and Debra Bermingham have been crafting beautiful examples of low-intervention wines for over 20 years and farming organically for over 30 years. (Dig a little deeper and check out Debra's work as renowned fine artist. Her various works have hung on the walls of galleries, museums, and private collections all over the US and overseas.) With an “Old World” approach to fermentation, they rely on indigenous yeast to do the job and wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. The results are distinctive, long-lasting wines with character that has engendered a cult-like following. This skin-fermented gewürztraminer is a blend of two different vineyard sites. The Auten Vineyard fruit was harvested and fermented on skins for 11 days. One month later, fruit was harvested from Morehouse Road Vineyard and fermented on skins for three weeks. The two parcels were blended and bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal SO2. This gewürztraminer is aromatically commanding and highly perfumed, with bursts of stone fruit, white lily and dried citrus peel. Texturally, the wine has an exquisite balance of body, tannin and acidity. The wine will certainly evolve over the course of the evening and offer interesting food pairings throughout. Nobody in New York, or maybe the world, makes a gewürztraminer quite like this. A truly singular expression of Finger Lakes terroir. Organically grown, low-intervention, vegan.