Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewürztraminer 2018
Gewürztraminer was planted in 2012 on one four-acre plot on our Seneca estate vineyard. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam. Gewürztraminer blocks on our Keuka vineyard were planted in 1968 and 1981 on 3309 rootstocks. Soils here are shallow, shale-based which add minerality, acidity, and elegance.
Nose: Clean and delicate on the nose with white flowers, orange zest, and lychee, with a touch of white pepper and ginger
Palate: The wine is balanced with lively acidity and beautiful flavors of honeysuckle, orange blossom, cardamom, and lychee.
Finish: A mouth-coating long finish.