The wine’s structure comes from Pinot Grigio which brings depth, softness and heat. Gewürztraminer naturally delivers the distinct spicy, exotic, funky aromatics; while the Riesling balances both with its acidity, completing the blend.
The Pinot Grigio and Gewürztraminer are late harvested and are fermented and matured in neutral oak barrels for 11 months on the fine lees with judicious stirring. It then rests in bottle for another 12 months before release.
“Vivid pale straw. Orange blossoms, grapefruit, honey and sweet spices on the Gewürztraminer-dominated nose. Then fresh and ripe but with plenty of acid backbone to keep this light and lively on the palate. Finishes long and tactile with a honeyed note but also bittersweet elements of peppery spices, peach and pear. A lovely wine. A blend of Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer and Riesling.”
92 points, Ian D’Agata vinous.com, May 2018