December 5, 2007

White Springs Gewürtztraminer

Bill Dowd photo

This gewürtz is from a relatively new winery located in Geneva, NY, on Seneca Lake. The facility was founded in 2003 by Carl Fribolin. This sample from winemaker Derek Wilber is from vineyards that produced their first full crop this harvest.

White Springs Finger Lakes 2006 Gewürtztraminer:

This wine, made from estate grown grapes, is described as “highly fragrant,” but I didn’t pick up on that. I found the nose faint and the flavor gentle but pleasant.

It is not a big gewürtz by any means, but would pair well with creamy cheeses, vinaigrette-dressed salads, nuts and even mild smoked fishes.

It retails for $14.99.

It is interesting to compare this wine to a Rooster Hill Estate Gewürtztraminer 2006 made from grapes harvested only two days earlier at nearby Keuka Lake, showing the mini-terroirs of the lakes region.

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