2019 Roku Gewürztraminer
Roku hails from Monterey, California a truly perfect place to grow the Gewürztraminer grape. It requires a cool climate which allows for slow ripening and maintains the grape’s bright fruit character and natural acidity. The long growing season, early morning fog and strong afternoon winds offer ideal growing conditions.
Our grapes were picked in the cool, early morning hours then immediately brought to the winery. Upon arrival they were whole-cluster pressed and slowly fermented entirely in stainless steel at a very cold temperature to preserve the delicate aromatics.
On the nose, layers of tropical fruit intermingle with bursts of aromatic jasmine. Flavors of fresh citrus, stone fruit and a hint of honeysuckle are framed with crisp acidity that balances the sweetness and delivers a delightful, lively tropical fruit finish.