BOE’s “Broken Land” (which is the English translation of ‘Breukelen,’ the original Dutch name of the borough) is a distinctive wine made in a classic Italian/Slovenian style. On-skin maceration of the fermenting wine imparts a deep golden color and mesmerizing flavors. This wine offers an unexpected experience, with a heady palate of orange zest, nuts, lychee, apricot pit, rose, and jasmine tea, all changing in the glass as you drink it. Its complex structure and earthy tannins benefit from decanting and a temperature slightly warmer than normal for a standard white.
52% Gewurztraminer, 48% Pinot Gris
Finger Lakes, NY
Small batch production. Grapes were destemmed and crushed, then fermented in bins with skins and seeds. After fermentation, the wine on the skins for another eleven days before pressing. The
wine was then transferred to neutral oak barrels for maturation. The two varieties were fermented separately, and blended after the second racking to promote an even aging profile throughout the wine. Bottling occurred after 9 months in barrel.
Pork, robust fish, squash, pasta with white sauce, melon with figs and prosciutto, ash-rind or medium-bodied cheeses.
David Kramer, ‘Good Listener,’ ©2011. Ink on paper. 24″ x 36″.
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