GEWURZTRAMINER 2018

$26.00 inc. GST

We always make Gewürztraminer in a drier Riesling-like style and take extreme care to harvest it at the exact moment when a balance between flavour and natural acidity has been reached. This can be difficult as the grape ripens quickly and as it does it loses that acidity and delicate citrus flavours. The 2018 vintage is an exceptional wine—clean and delicate with vibrant citrus and lychee flavours. The perfume is typical of the variety, laden with tropical fruits and rose petals.

Some Gewürztraminers are exceptionally sweet however we make ours in a drier Riesling-like style. Gewürztraminer is all about a balance of flavours. It must be carefully picked at perfect ripeness to avoid high alcohol/sugar levels and too little acidity. Like Riesling, Gewürztraminer expresses terroir (the land or soil in which it is grown) easily and in the four vintages of making this wine from the Vintner’s Daughter vineyard we are seeing a consistent wine style emerge with vibrant acidity underpinning lychees and green apple flavours and a rose petal aroma.

 

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Vintage notes

Spring was exceptionally warm reaching 30˚c on 23 September 2017 (a new record) which encouraged bud burst in the Gewurztraminer on 28 September 2017. A freak hail storm in January reduced the quantity of the crop but fortunately quality was not affected as the grapes were too hard and small to split. Weeks of heatwaves in January are becoming a common occurrence now but we are fortunate that our old vines with their deep roots are resilient to these conditions only needing minimal night watering to survive the 35˚c plus temperatures. The Gewurztraminer was hand picked in the cool of the early morning on the 15th of February and was in the winery being processed by 10am. A cool and quick ferment followed in a stainless steel tank to preserve varietal flavour.

Tasting notes

Some Gewürztraminers are exceptionally sweet however we make ours in a drier Riesling-like style. Gewürztraminer is all about a balance of flavours. It must be carefully picked at perfect ripeness to avoid high alcohol/sugar levels and too little acidity. Like Riesling, Gewürztraminer expresses terroir (the land or soil in which it is grown) easily and in the four vintages of making this wine from the Vintner’s Daughter vineyard we are seeing a consistent wine style emerge with vibrant acidity underpinning lychees and green apple flavours and a rose petal aroma.

Serve with

Fresh and smoked fish, chicken and all kinds of cheeses.

Cellar for

5 years

 

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