LODI, N.Y. (November 27, 2018)Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars has released a new wine, Gewürztraminer Ice, in addition to their current lineup of dessert wine offerings. The inaugural vintage is a 2017 bottling, and one of only a handful of its kind made in New York State.

The 2017 Gewürztraminer Ice is available for sampling in their Seneca Lake tasting room for a small tasting fee. Bottles may be purchased in 375 mL for $38, in-store or on their website (lamoreauxwine.com). This unique dessert wine pleases a variety of palates, as it shows explosive flavors and intensity in each sip.

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars has been crafting expressive Finger Lakes wines since 1990, and currently offers a varied selection of red and white wines, as well as sparkling and dessert wines. Their wines are made from grapes grown in over 110 acres of Seneca Lake vineyards, managed by owner Mark Wagner, and are also bottled on the estate. Popular wines include various Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Riesling bottlings, as well as dessert and sparkling wines. 

The winery has been producing wines made from Gewürztraminer since they were first established. Gewürztraminer is a favorite of owner Mark Wagner and they also produce dry and semi-dry styles using this varietal, which have become increasingly popular with winery guests. In addition, they craft dessert wines made from their Riesling and Vidal Blanc vineyards. These wines have received high accolades, including 92 Points in Wine & Spirits magazine for their 2014 Riesling Ice (as well as 2 gold medals), and Best Ice Wine at the Dan Berger International Wine Competition for their 2015 Vidal Ice (as well as 3 gold medals).

Interest in the varietal and love for crafting dessert wines spurred on the idea to create this new wine. Owner Mark Wagner states, “Gewürztraminer has such great intensity and dynamism, and we wanted to capture that in a special wine that is expressive of its bold flavors, and also enjoyable to drink.” He enjoys coming up with new ideas, saying, “part of the fun of winemaking is that it’s going to be different every year,” noting that, “dessert wines are interesting to make and a pleasure to drink.”

Releasing this new wine this fall is especially exciting, as it coincides with harvest at the winery, and adds to the excitement of the upcoming holiday season. With a bevy of gatherings just around the corner, dessert wines are a great choice to share as a gift, or as an accompaniment to various holiday dishes.

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