2018 Müller-Thurgau Estate
9 months in stainless
Crystal clear in the glass, with a pale gold tinge. Fruity/floral aromas, with lychee, gardenia, passionfruit, pear, honey, kiwi, and sweet basil. Light and refreshing on the palate, with a perfect balance of bright acidity, round mouthfeel, and touch of sweetness. The aromas follow through in the mouth, with guava, mango, green apple, pineapple, and lime, with basil emerging in the very long finish.
Estate vines planted in 1984-88
The grapes were harvested by hand, foot crushed, and pressed. The juice settled overnight, then was racked to stainless for primary fermentation, with a temperature range of 55-72°F. After fermentation was complete, the wine was racked and aged on the fine lees until the following spring. The wine was lightly fined with bentonite and sterile filtered at bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve chilled as an aperitif, or with mild cheeses, light white fish or shellfish dishes, or curries. Especially good with dishes that have coconut milk and some heat.