2022 Carretto Gewürztraminer Riesling Fusion
2022 is a vintage that will be remembered for its high quality but also for its scarcity as yields were down around 50% from average. This is due to significant vine damage that took place during the fall and early winter of 2021, which was wet and saw a few sudden cold snaps. Although budbreak was a little later than usual, the summer was hot and dry, with well-timed rainfall that didn’t interfere with harvest. This heat continued into the fall, leading to large windows of opportunity for harvest and great ripeness across most varieties.
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: 18g/L