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2016 Waimea Gewürztraminer

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This wonderfully perfumed wine has aromas of antique rose, lychee, white peaches and exotic spices. The succulent and richly textured palate reveals intense stonefurits, quince and freshly cut root ginger. The finish is long and delicately poised with a hint of acidity to balance a mourish, succulent and silky finish

Region                                 
100% Nelson

Vineyards                           
Lansdowne Estate, Annabrook Estate and Pine Hill Serenity Estate

Variety                                
100% Gewurztraminer

Harvest Date                     
31st March – 11th April 2016

Brix at Harvest                  
22.4 – 23.2o Brix

Viticulturist                        
Ben Bolitho

Soils                                      
Stony soils with overlying sandy loam, deep river silt and free draining gravels (Waimea Plains); Coastal terraces intertwined with heavier clay seams and fractured gravels (Moutere Hills)

Winemaker                       
Hamish Kempthorne

Winemaking                      
Four unique vineyard parcels gently destemmed and pressed to stainless steel tanks. Fermented cool with selected aromatic yeast strains to retain varietal intensity and character. Post ferment a light racking to retain silky lees and allow yeast autolysis for four months prior to careful blending

Colour                                  
Lightly honeyed yellow

Nose                                    
Antique rose, lychee, white peach and exotic spices

Palate                                  
Succulent and textured palate of intense stonefruit, quince and freshly cut root ginger before a long and mourish finish

Cellaring                              
1-4 years

Awards

  • 4 1/2 Stars - Wine Orbit



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