past vintages of edelzwicker

2014 Wirtz Edelzwicker

451 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
label - pear blossoms

This wine is the same as 2013, yet different. For one, we bottled it in April but held on to it until now – something we learned from our first vintage of this wine (2013): a little time in the bottle does wonders, and the 14 has proven to be no different.

Additionally, while still from the same blocks of Riesling, gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris, the ratio of the three is slightly different; there is a little more gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris than Riesling, giving the wine a warm spice component to go with all the floral and fruit components.

Barrel fermented in neutral oak to dryness and malolactic complete and per usual bottled without any filtration or fining.

tasting notes -
Opaque Medium Lemon color. This wine opens up showing white tea, hibiscus flowers, lemon tart candies, orange blossom and flint. The palate is viscous with Asian spices helping to focus the wines texture. The moderate acidity transitions to a pleasant saltiness and savory spicy finish.

2013 Wirtz Garden - Edelzwicker

255 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$28 (sold out)
label - pear blossoms from Wirtz Vineyard

The Wirtz Garden is an edelzwicker - Originally called “Zwicker” (blend), the prefix Edel (noble) was added to mark the presence of noble grape varieties.

Our edelzwicker is a co-fermented blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and a little bit of Sylvaner. The grapes for this wine all come from the Wirtz Vineyard and, by our guess, were planted with the intention of making this wine.

The Wirtz Garden displays a clear yellow color, with an aromatic, fruity and harmonious nose. The palate is supple and well-balanced with a combination of fruit and freshness in the mouth.

This wine is a great accompaniment to summer fare - salads and charcuterie really let it shine.