2016 Gewurztraminer Barrel Aged
Uniquely different, Strewn's Gewurztraminer Barrel Aged has become somewhat of a specialty wine after four vintages. In 2011 winemaker Marc Bradshaw had one empty fume barrel and filled it with Riesling to keep the barrel "wetted". The following year Marc used Gewurztraminer and was delighted with the result. Gewurztraminer integrates beautifully with oak and shows hints of tannin and richness. At the same time, oak reduces the perceived lushness and softens the underlying nuance of bitterness that Gewurztraminer normally exhibits.