The grapes for this Gewurztraminer are grown on the stony, free draining old Omaka riverbed soils of our estate vineyard. The 2007 vintage was an outstanding year for us!
Handpicked at peak flavour and ripeness, the grapes received limited skin contact prior to fermentation. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel to enhance the delicate fruit flavours of this seductive aromatic variety. A small portion was also placed into neutral French oak to add further complexity.
This Gewurztraminer has lifted aromas of spice, orange blossom and honeysuckle while the palate is rich with lychee, spice and Turkish delight. A drier style of Gewurztraminer, it has a warm, waxy and spicy mouthfeel complemented by a well balanced acidity.