Janka Gewürztraminer 2010
Yield: 1.7 and 2.1 tons per acre average
Vineyard: Mary's Peak Vineyards and Anindor Vineyards
Residual sugar: 19g/100 mls
50 cases of 375 ml
Harvest date: two lots picked October 19th (Anindor) and 27th (Mary's Peak) 2010
Harvest Brix: 22.8 average
Hand harvested and selected grapes were frozen for 9 weeks at -10 degrees Fahrenheit before pressing in a Champagne press for over 4 ½ days to obtain a juice of an average of 38.4 degrees Brix.Fermented coolly and in stainless for over four months, in order to retain freshness and varietal intensity. Released September 2011.
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTSSourced from selected sites at Anindor Vineyard and Mary's Peak 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.