2016 Ovum "Since I Fell For You" Gewürztraminer
This wine is always named after a Nina Simone song, or song she sung. Beeswax-y on the palate, the texture rides the edge of being overwhelming but is cut with the acidity we retain at higher elevation. There's a brine component on the finish which is becoming a hallmark of this 40+ year old site. Light acacia and orange blossom notes comes through on the back end. 15-20 year aging. Sourced from the Gerber vineyard’s 40-year-old vines, this bone dry and aromatic wine is perfumed and styled with Old World elegance. It avoids the sometimes off-putting, cloying perfume of the grape, proposing instead more tangy fruit and dry extract. It was fermented in neutral wood with native yeasts and left on the lees for nine months.