Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes

Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes

The Gewürztraminer grapes for this just slightly off-dry wine, showing classic varietal fruit flavours, were harvested in the early morning from vineyards, close to those planted by Dr. Konstantin Frank in the late 1950s. Here by Keuka Lake, the sloping vineyards with predominantly shale-based soils, benefit from good drainage and the warming influence of the twenty mile long lake. After crushing the must is left in contact with the skins for about a day so flavour is extracted; fermentation is carried out at low temperatures to retain the varieties aromatic nature. The nose shows rose, honey, spice and citrus notes; the palate has good weight and texture with a touch of minerality.

  • Type: White
  • Country: USA
  • Region: New York
  • Vintage: 2015/2016
  • Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank
  • Primary grape: Gewürztraminer
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £17.96
  • Code: 50006
  • Expression: Leaf