Union Sacre 2017 Gewurztraminer Belle du Nuit, Central Coast
VARIETAL: 100% Gewürztraminer
VINEYARDS: Paraiso & Stolo
APPELLATION: Central Coast
AGING: 100% stainless steel for 4 months
PRODUCTION: Fruit was 100% destemmed and cold soaked on skins for 30 hours to retain color and capture spice. Sent to tank after pressing and
cold settled. Racked off gross lees and returned to tank. Fermentation occurred
naturally, wine was kept at 52F throughout ferment and aging to preserve freshness. Racked and returned prior to bottling.
ON COLOR: Gewürztraminer has purple skin, which imparts a slight pink color to the finished wine.
TASTING NOTES: Peach blossom, Anjou pear, fresh snowfall, lime sorbet, distant sage.
“BELLE DU NUIT ” Gewürztraminer is difficult to capture, on the vine it will go from pitch perfect to over-ripe in a number of hours. As wine, it has an amazingly wide breadth of characteristics that it can display, it can be spice driven, floral, sweet, bone chillingly dry, clear, orange or pink. When it is done well it is a thing of rare, fleeting beauty that will last decades, much like the memory of a beautiful woman met once and disappeared.