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GEWÜRZTRAMINER

 

              Gewürztraminer means "spice" in German. A pink-skinned

         grape variant of the Italian Traminer, it is aromatic, full bodied

         and one of the easiest grapes to recognize, but most difficult to

         spell. It is now internationally famous.

           

               Our Gewürztraminer is made in a combination of German

         and Alsatian styles with the alcohol lower than the Alsace style,

         but dry with moderate fragrance.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

 

                                                                         BACCHUS

 

                  Bacchus is named for the Classic God of Wine in ancient

           Rome. It is a cross between a Riesling/Sylvaner hybrid with

           Muller-Thurgau. It is one of Germany's most important white

           grapes, high in body and character.

               

                 Bacchus has distinctive fruit fragrances and flavors, creamy,

           with a hint of peach. This enhances a fine sugar and acid

           balance.

 

                                                           

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          

                                                                            RIESLING

 

 

                Riesling has been called "aristocratic" and one of the world's

          great wines with unbeatable quality. Flowers, honey, and spice

          are typical descriptions of the aroma and taste of Riesling.

             

                It has been called a wonder of a vine and a hardy vine that

           preserves its identity wherever it its grown.

              

                Our Lodi Riesling is a dry, crisp style with

           subtle fragrances and taste meant to compliment food.

                                                                                                                         

                        

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            KERNER

 

                  Here in California, German wines are generally thought of

            as being sweet. However, many are actually dry or off-dry with

            an acidity that leaves little or no detectable sweetness.

                

                  Our Kerner follows this latter style. Although there is some

             residual sugar in this wine, the sugar-acid balance makes it

             unnoticeable to many people. Many would appreciate this crisp

             and fruity wine with spicy foods.

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   LATE  HARVEST  KERNER

                                                                                                                                                                           

                   Our German Collection wines are vinted from grape  

              varieties found  in the vineyards of Germany. Kerner was

              developed in Germany as a cross of Riesling and Trollinger

              and is rare in the United States. It has Riesling-like qualities

              with a hint of a leafy aroma.

 

                    This crisp and fruity wines was harvested at 25.5° Brix 

              and has a  residual sugar of 3.2g/100ml, allowing it to be

              matched with many foods. The best food-wine pairing is the 

              one that satisfies you.

 

 

 

   

                                                                        PINOT NOIR

                     Known is Germany as Spätburgunder, Pinot Noir has

               been the traditional red wine of Germany. A small section

               of our Lodi vineyard, next to the woodlands along the

               Mokelumne River, has been devoted to this variety with its

               medium color, hints of smoke and delicate fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           LEMBERGER

          ** Silver Medal 2008 Orange County Fair **            

          ** Silver Medal 2008 Central California Wine Competition**

 

                        Lemberger, also known as Blaufränkish in Austria, is

               a crisp, fruity wine with a hint of spice. German

               literature describes the wine as "rassig", loosely translated as

               racy or superior. It received limited aging in Hungarian Oak.

               This variety is relatively rare in the United States and is

                introduced as one of our two first red "German Collection"

                wines.

 

                         Lemberger is frequently served with lighter red meats

                and sauces and German food. However, you will find this

                crisp wine enjoyable with any meal.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                 ZWEIGELT

 

                      Developed in Austria, Zweigelt is a cross between

              St. Laurent & Blaufrankisch. This smooth wine is known

              for its dark & pleasing color, full body & good acid balance.

 

                      Zweigelt is frequently served with red meats and sauces.

              But the best food-wine pairing is the one that pleases you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

 

                                                           DORNFELDER

                                                                  ** 4 Star Gold Medal -  2009 Orange County Fair **

                         Dornfelder was developed in 1956 by the Weinsberg

                Institute to add color to German red wines. However, it has

                become a leading varietal wine. The warm days and cool

                nights in the Lodi Appellation allow the variety to mature to a

                higher sugar level and achieve an even deeper color than in

                cooler climates.

 

                          Dornfelder is known for its dark color, flowery/fruity

                nose and mellow taste. This dry wine has had a relatively short

                period of aging in Hungarian oak. This variety is very

                rare in the United States and is the other of our red "German

                Collection" wines.

 

                          Dornfelder is frequently served with red meats and

                sauces and German food. However, the best food-wine

                                                                            pairing is the one that satisfies you. Enjoy!

 

                                                   DREIREBE

                                                                                      

                       These Dreirebe 2009 varieties were harvested

                at 31.5° Brix and "cold-soaked" to draw out their

                fragrances, flavors and sweetness. The resulting wine

                has a residual sugar of 14.9 g/100ml and acidity

                providing a pleasing sugar-acid balance accompanied

                by a complex blend of fragrances and flavors. The

                relatively low alcohol content is 11.7%.

 

                       Dreirebe is often enjoyed as a sipping wine or

                with desserts. However, the best food-wine pairing

                 is the one that satisfies you. Enjoy!

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

                                               SELECT LATE HARVEST KERNER

 

                       Our German Collection wines are vinted from grape

              varieties found in the vineyards of Germany. Kerner is a

              cross of Riesling and Trollinger and is rare in the United

              States. It has Riesling-like qualities with a hint of other fruit.

 

                       This crisp, fruity wine was harvested at 39° Brix and

               has a residual sugar of 18.4g/100ml. The thickness gives

               it a very pleasing mouth feel. The best food-wine pairing

               is with various desserts.     

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

A note on Late Harvest Wines:

       In Germany the highest level of wine, Qualitätswein mit Prädikat (quality wine with added distinction), is broken into five subcategories:

       Kabinet (regular harvest)

       Spätlese ( late harvest)

       Auslese (selected late harvest)

       Beerenauslese (berry selected late harvest)

       Trockenbeerenauslese (dry berry selected late harvest)

These classifications are currently based on time of harvest and sugar levels at harvest.

 

 

       Mokelumne Glen Vineyards has likewise established standards for its late harvest wines. Due to the fact that the climate in Lodi normally allows us to achieve sugar levels at harvest higher than those typically reached in Germany, the sugar levels we require for ourselves are higher than those used in Germany. They are as follows:

        Late Harvest - 25.0 to 29.9° Brix

        Reserve Late Harvest - 30.0 to 34.9° Brix

        Selected Late Harvest - 35.0 to 39.9° Brix

        Premier Late Harvest - 40.0 to 44.9° Brix

 

        If we produce a wine with a harvest sugar level of 45.0° Brix or higher we will probably designate it as High Premier. Obviously wines with high sugar levels and classifications will be higher in price. Such wines are rarer, and costlier to produce.

 

 

                                

                               SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT OUR BOTTLE CLOSURES    

        We are currently using one of the recently developed synthetic closures rather than natural cork. Research and our own experiences indicate that this specific brand of closure provides the best protection for wine while avoiding the "taint" which can be caused by natural cork. Unfortunately for several months after bottling, these closures are difficult to reinsert into the bottle after opening them. Therefore, we suggest that you may want to use a wine stopper for bottles that are not consumed at a single meal.

 

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