Janka Gewürztraminer 2008
Yield: 2.5 tons per acre average
Vineyard: Airlie and Anindor Vineyards (unirrigated) Goldridge sedimentary soils, with silt, sand an clay
Vines: 15 years average age
Alcohol: 11.2% and 18.9 degrees residual sugar
76 cases of 375 ml
Harvest date: two lots picked October 15th (Anindor) and 23rd (Airlie) of 2008
Harvest Brix: 20 average
Hand harvested grapes were frozen for 5 weeks at 5 degrees Farenheit and then pressed in a Champagne press for over 2 ½ days to obtain a juice of an average of 38.8 degrees Brix. Fermented cooly and in stainless for over four months, in order to retain freshness and varietal intensity. Released in July 2009.
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTSSourced from selected sites at Hauer of the Dauen Vineyard, Verve Janka sweet wine has an extraordinary depth of flavor that marks the finest Gewurztraminer fruit form the Oregon. Janka wine displays a beautiful golden color, while offering aroma’s of honey, apricots, nectarine and an intense floral perfume. In the mouth, this wine is sweet, round and yet balanced with its acidity; it explodes with fruit flavors and has a smooth lingering finish. Serve chilled. Kept in the refrigerator, it will remain fresh after opening for up three weeks.