Estate Grown and Bottled
Gewürztraminer was among the very first grapes planted by Andrew Colaruotolo at Casa Larga in 1974. This noble cool-climate grape originated in Alsace centuries ago. It is pink or light red in color, yet produces a beautiful aromatic white wine prized for its floral and spice notes. The grape actually shares an aroma compound with lychees. Gewürz means “spiced” or “perfumed” in German.
Grape. 100% Gewürztraminer
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Viticulture notes. Gewürztraminer is a winter-sensitive yet vigorous vine that needs constant attention to assure the subtle flavors of the grape are expressed in the wine.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. In stainless steel tanks at low temperature
Alcohol by volume. 11.5%
Aging. Stainless steel
Residual sugar. 1.1%
IRF sweetness scale. Medium Dry
Acidity. pH 3.5, TA 6.0 g/L
Bottling date. April 7, 2017
Production. 51 cases 750mL
Casa Larga wine series. Classic
TTB ID. 17019-001-000499
Year first produced. 1978
Winemaking notes. We use cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to express the fruit and floral aromas and flavor of the wine. Unlike most white wines, we maintain Gewürztraminer juice in contact with its skins for several hours to extract the complex rose petal and lychee fruit aromas characteristic of the
variety. We rack the wine quickly after fermentation to prevent lees contact. We add to the wine just prior to bottling a small amount of juice (set aside while pressing) to enhance the body, aroma and balance of the wine.
Enjoying our Gewürztraminer
- At our winery in Fairport
- At selected wine retailers in upstate New York
- At com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states.
Aging. Store at cool temperature (approximately 55º) and out of direct sunlight. This wine is produced to be drunk young, crisp and fresh, i.e. within 2 years of bottling.
Ideal serving temperature. About 50ºF
Tasting notes. No need to pronounce the name! Just enjoy this delightfully aromatic white wine with light spice and floral notes.
Pairing suggestions. Thai, Sichuan, Indian, and other spicy cuisine, charcuterie and sauerkraut.