Orange Carbo Crush 2020

Winery Purity Wines

Region California, United States

Grapes Gewürztraminer 60%, Viognier 40%
ProfileA bright and intense wine. Lots of Valencia orange and yellow peach notes, with floral aromas of hyacinth and jasmine. The wine has a bright lift due to the carbonic maceration. It has a richness, yet is not flabby. It is quite refreshing and balanced. An herbaceous note of tarragon and fennel as well as vanilla bean round out the finish.
Grape GrowingThe Gewürztraminer is grown in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. The grapes came into the winery on 8/15 at 23 degrees brix. Noel worries about acidity with Gewurz, but here in this cool site, the acidity is quite high. If left on the vine, the grapes become too floral and flabby, verging on grandma's perfume. The Viognier is grown on the hard granite soils of Nevada County, bringing vibrancy to the fruit. It came in on 9/12 at 19.5 degrees.
WinemakingThe grapes are hand harvested and brought in to the winery to sit for 7-10 days in tank. During this time, the grapes go through semi-carbonic fermentation inside the tank as well as inside the berries themselves.
More About the WineThis wine was made with Marsanne and Roussanne last vintage, but 2020 brought different challenges. The wine was adapted to meet the conditions of the vintage.

Wine Data

Alc12

PH3.2

TA7.5 g/L

RS0 g/L

SulfurNone Added

SoilAlluvial in Russian River, red iron rich topsoil over granite in Nevada County

AltitudeRRV- 200 ft, Nevada Co- 1800 ft.

Vineyard AgeRRV- 18 years, Nevada County- 20 years

Production Size260 cases

PairingOrange peel chicken, Mango salad, Fish stew, Paella, Yellow curry, Chicken tikka masala, Ghee Cuisines: American Chinese, Spanish, Indian

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