100% Gewürztraminer from Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes AVA, New York.
ABOUT: In 1991, owners, Tom and Marti Macinski purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. The Maniskis followed in their footsteps by growing wines in the same historic vineyards that served Gold Seal Vineyards so well in the past. History became their best teacher, for conditions on the rolling hillsides above Seneca Lake proved ideal for growing and harvesting premium grapes and subsequently crafting heavenly wines. In just a few short years, the couple's boutique winery began to make history with a prized selection of award-winning wines. Tom and Marti's wines continue to reap honors and critical acclaim on the wine circuit, but we've only just begun to show our potential. They plan to move into the history of the future, with the great vineyards of the world, bringing much deserved recognition to the new world-class wines of the Finger Lakes.
Our Standing Stone dry Gewürztraminer exudes a depth of flavor and a powerful expression of the varietal’s classic spice and floral components. The site’s location on the shale slopes of Seneca Lake is ideal, creating optimal conditions and achieving impressive ripeness.
TASTING NOTES: Concentrated aromas of lychee, rose petals and black tea leaves perfume this delicious golden yellow wine. The palate is dry, but with just a touch of pink grapefruit softness. Although full and rich in the mouth, balanced acidity and a spiced, grapefruit pith finish keeps the wine linear & focused into the finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Pair this wine with flavorful Fish dishes - esp. dishes that incorporate Tropical fruits or elements - Shellfish, Game Poultry, Duck, Pork, Spicy Indian & Thai Curries, & dishes that incorporate Herbacious or Floral elements.