2019 Carretto Gewürztraminer Riesling Fusion
Although 2019 was a rainy and cool year reduced crop yields for whites enabled some very good quality fruit. Grapes like Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer fared well. Rains lessened later in the season.
Our Gewürztraminer Riesling Fusion is highly aromatic with green apple, lychee, pink grapefruit and rose petal characters. The palate follows nose, with the addition of honey, ripe peach, tangerine and subtle undertones of honeydew melon.
This wine works well on its own, but consider foods higher in chili-driven spice, like Pad Thai and Indian Madras curry and lean, flaky fish like pan seared wild striped bass. This wine also pairs well with comfort foods like chicken wings, pot pie and BLT sandwiches.
Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Blend: 60% Gewürztraminer, 40% Riesling
Alcohol: 12% ABV
Residual sugar: 21g/L