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Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards Interloper Gewurztraminertext

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards Interloper Gewurztraminer 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is all Greata Ranch fruit planted in 1996 on the south field of the estate, a slight stretch of vineyard land that sits between Peachland and Summerland just above the lake. A portion of the fruit (40%) gets about 12 hours of skin contact, while the remaining is whole bunch pressed. Post ferment, it is held in stainless steel until a spring bottling. Look for a mostly dry style with an aromatic nose of litchi, ginger, white flowers, and pears. The palate is almost a carbon copy with a squeeze of citrus. It is light, breezy, well balanced, with no bitter notes, and will have a lot of fans and work with most south Asian dishes with a pop of heat. The Fitzpatrick style is pure, and this is the poster child.Tasted: 21 September 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$19.50750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Fitzpatrick Family VineyardsDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Coastal Craft Beverages
Grape: Gew├╝rztraminerCSPC: 991430UPC: 626990252849