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Janka Gewürztraminer 2011

Double Gold Medal of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2013
VINEYARD

Appellation: Oregon
Yield: 1.7 and 2.1 tons per acre average
Vineyard: Mary's Peak Vineyards and Anindor Vineyards
Alcohol: 11.3%
Residual sugar: 19g/100 mls

PRODUCTION
50 cases of 375 ml

HARVEST
Harvest date: two lots picked October 19th (Anindor) and 27th (Mary's Peak) 2011
Harvest Brix: 22.8 average

WINEMAKING
Hand harvested and selected grapes were frozen for 9 weeks at -10 degrees Fahrenheit before pressing in a Champagne press for over 6 days to obtain a juice of an average of 39.7 degrees Brix. Fermented coolly and in stainless for over four months, in order to retain freshness and varietal intensity. Released January 2013.

WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTS
Sourced from selected sites at Anindor Vineyard and Mary's Peak vineyard, Verve’s Janka sweet wine has an extraordinary depth of flavor that marks the finest Gewurztraminer fruit from Oregon. Janka displays a beautiful golden color, and offers aromas and flavors of dried apricot and golden raisins laced with classic varietal “gewurz” spices of white pepper, fennel seed and coriander. In the mouth, this wine is lush and viscous and its exceptionally long finish evokes crème brulee with orange zest. Serve chilled, but let it warm and expand in the glass. Kept in the refrigerator, it will remain fresh after opening for up three weeks.