Complex layers of perfumed rose water, pear and lifted spice.
Rich and luscious with an abundance of dried flowers and dragon fruit. The palate is round and full with a fresh finish.
Perfectly balanced for immediate drinking and will continue to reward over the next five years.
Dog Point, lower Omaka Valley.
Soils: Free-draining with a mix of stones and lighter soils.
Climate: A warmer area of the inland south western Wairau plain.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
This is a warmer site (than other regions of Marlborough) with early budburst allowing a long ripening period well into late Autumn. This hang time increases the intensity and ripeness of the characteristic Gewürztraminer aromas and gives a rich weight to the palate.
The fruit was crushed and allowed several hours of skin contact at cold temperatures to extract the full complement of flavour, phenolic and aroma compounds required. Following the settling period the clear juice was racked, taking with it a portion of light fluffy lees, then fermented using selected yeast in stainless steel at moderately cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. The fermentation was arrested early to retain some residual sugar.
The fruit was sourced from Ben and Lisa Halliday’s Lone Gum vineyard in the Dog Point region of Marlborough. Destined for a full, ripe, weighty style with no botrytis influence, the fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.
Alcohol 12.5% v/v
Residual sugar 11.9g/L
Our Food Match Recommendation:
A perfect match with Asian spiced pork belly or Vietnamese fresh spring rolls.
Previous Vintages Tasting Notes:
91/100 - The Real Review 26 Feb 2021