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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Gewurztraminer 2010
Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Gewurztraminer 2010
(search item no. 112499)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $20.79

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine draws from the oldest planting of Gew├╝rztraminer in the region and subsequently exhibits outstanding depth and maturity. A long harvest in 2010 allowed for a long ripening period, resulting in outstanding flavors. This dry-style wine accentuates the characteristic floral and spice notes particular to Gew├╝rztraminer. A vivid flowery bouquet with hints of peach and spice masterfully prepare the way for a silky mouthful of melon and a touch of coriander.

Pair with Asian Cuisine, Pork, Aromatic Cheeses.

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About Hermann J. Wiemer:

Hermann Wiemer was born in Bernkastel, Germany into a family with 300 years experience in making the distinguished vinifera wines of the Mosel Valley. He arrived in the United States in 1968 already well versed in the European tradition of fine winemaking. To this heritage he added the skill of grafting fragile vinifera vines onto sturdy American rootstock.

In 1973 he bought 140 acres on the west side of Seneca Lake, which he planted with a variety of European vinifera grapevines. Visitors who wish to see these vines, along with ponds and the six acre nursery, can take the popular Vineyard Walk through the property.

The Winery, which produces 12,000 cases each year, was designed in 1982 by an award winning team of Cornell architects. Enclosed within the shell of a seventy-year-old scissor-trussed barn, it accommodates a laboratory, tasting and retail sales, a wine production area and a private tasting room. Its unique white cathedral-like interior counterpoints the bare wooden walls and sleek Italian stainless steel tanks.