2021 Carretto Gewürztraminer Riesling Fusion
2021 was a challenging vintage with rain throughout the harvest season. Although challenging it was not without its highlights. One key benefit of the harvest was the higher acidity in the fruit. This enabled our winemakers us to produce crisp aromatic whites with soft fruit characters.
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: 12.5% ABV
Residual sugar: 21g/L