91 points (2014 vintage)– Robert Parker Wine Advocate
90 points (2012 Vintage)– Wine Enthusiast Magazine
91 point (Best Buy)– Wine & Spirits Magazine
This wine draws from a 1967 plot in our Josef Vineyard, one of the oldest plantings of vinifera in the region, which produces grapes with exceptional depth and maturity. Much like Riesling, Gewürztraminer is a strain that is ideally placed in the cool climate of the Finger Lakes. Vivid, flowery aromas, accompanied by hints of fruit and spice showcase the distinctive characteristics of the varietal. Limited skin contact during fermentation fully accentuates these traits while producing a lean and focused style. A vigorous play of fruit and spice leads into a long, zesty finish, a perfect accompaniment to earthy or spicy food.
Food Pairing: Asian Cuisine, Pork, Aromatic Cheeses
|Varietal Composition:||100% Gewürztraminer|
|Estate Vineyards:||Magdalena and Josef|
|Residual Sugar:||0.7 %|
|Alcohol by Volume :||12.5%|
|Harvest:||September 11 - October 1, 2015|
|Vinification:||Whole Cluster Press, Cold Fermentation 7+ Months, No fining or filtering agents, Estate grown & bottled, Cold Fermentation 7+ Months, Estate grown & bottled, No fining or filtering agents, Whole Cluster Press|
Chardonnay is a cornerstone varietal at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Hermann first planted these vines in 1978 and produced an estate Chardonnay every year from 1981 onward. Those vines are still in production in our HJW Vineyard, providing mineral and acid backbone to compliment the ripe, tropical fruits of our Magdalena plantings.
While predominantly aged in stainless steel, we put a small portion of our Chardonnay in neutral oak barrels for closer lees contact that imparts texture and weight. The result is a lean, fruit dense wine with a broad mid-palate and clean finish.
|Varietal Composition:||100% Chardonnay|
|Harvest:||September 23 - October 15, 2014|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.5%|
|Vinification:||Cold Fermentation, Whole Cluster Press, No fining or filtering agents, Estate grown & bottled, Cold Fermentation, Estate grown & bottled, No fining or filtering agents, Whole Cluster Press|
The Frost Cuvee is a smooth, off-dry blend of five white varietals (Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruner Veltliner) and early pick Pinot Noir. Its light, floral aroma makes way for a zesty citrus and pear body that finishes with a hint of spice. As elegant as it is approachable, the Frost can accompany you to summer beaches and Thanksgiving feasts with the same welcome ease.
Food pairing: Full spice dishes, Asian and Mexican cuisine, BBQ
|Varietal Composition:||20% Chardonnay, 50% Riesling, 20% Gewürztraminer, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gruner Veltliner|
|Alcohol by Volume:||11.5%|
|Vinification:||Cold Fermentation, Whole Cluster Press, Cold Fermentation, Whole Cluster Press|