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Mayhem Fortified Gewürztraminer
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Mayhem Fortified Gewürztraminer 2018

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMayhem Fortified Gew was picked at 24 Brix on October 13, 2018, from Cellarsbend Vineyard in Naramata. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented down to 19 Brix before it was fortified with 93% alcohol. After that, it spent 20 months ageing in a barrel, including one summer spent outside in the heat, intensifying the oxidation and complex flavours. It was removed from the barrel, sterile filtered, and bottled in June 2020. Look for a super sweet cross between a sherry and a Tawny Port. The nose and attack is a mix of orange and caramel with a hint of spice. A summer serving could be over ice with orange slices. Ready to drink abut will hold for a decade and beyond.Tasted: 20 August 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.43 500 winery online/direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: GewürztraminerUPC: 626990352556