2020 Carretto Gewürztraminer Riesling Fusion
2020 was a vintage for the ages (in more ways than one). The spring started off unseasonably warm and just got hotter as summer came. There was little rainfall and extended periods of perfect growing weather. In the fall the season was extended by warm weather right until the end of October. Look for some of the best wines Niagara has ever produced from this vintage.
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