2018 Terroir Edelzwicker

The Wine

This well-balanced wine is clean, crisp, and very slightly sweet. It opens with lemon blossom, green apple, peach, and wet stone. White flowers, citrus, melon, and lychee flavors lead to a medium-long finish. Pair with slightly oily seafood or spicy Asian cuisine or enjoy as an aperitif.

Vintage and Vineyards

Spring of 2018 was cooler and wetter than the last few years, slowing bud break. However, summer was very hot, putting ripening back on track. The weather was ideal during harvest with warm days and cool nights.

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested at night or in the early hours of the morning to preserve the best flavor and acidity. They were brought directly to the press, without destemming or crushing. The juice was fermented in stainless steel at 54˚F–62˚F, racked off the lees, and fined. To allow the light, floral, and fruit

The Numbers

  • Harvest Dates: September 11 - October 13, 2018
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Varietal Percentages: 37% Muscat Canelli, 34% Gewürztraminer, 17% Pinot Gris, 12% Riesling
  • Brix at Harvest: 22.9°
  • Residual Sugar: 9.82g/L
  • TA: 5.85g/L
  • pH: 3.32
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Case Production: 140
2018 Terroir Edelzwicker Bottle Shot
Wine Specs
Vintage 2018
Alcohol % 12.5