2017

Single Vineyard Gewürztraminer

Fruity, aromatic and exotic

 

The first vineyard in New Zealand to plant Gewürztraminer, this is a clean fruit-driven style with richness and great aromatics.

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VARIETAL

100% Gewürztraminer

VINEYARD

Matawhero "home" block

CLONE

Entav 456 and 457

APPELLATION

Riverpoint

VINTAGE

2017

Profile

Off-dry

ALCOHOL

13.0%

TA

5.96 g/L

pH

3.40

RESIDUAL SUGAR

8.17 g/L

VOLUME

750 mL

Single Vineyard Gewürztraminer

Vineyard Review

These grapes were sourced from the Matawhero Vineyard in the Riverpoint appellation, the first vineyard in New Zealand to plant Gewürztraminer. The  clones planted are 456 and Entav 457 and the silt loams over clay soils provide ideal growing conditions for Gewürztraminer. Vertical Shoot Positioned vines were bunch thinned and leaf plucked to ensure an open canopy and a balanced crop load. This ensured full ripeness and intense flavours.

Winemaking

The harvest decisions at Matawhero are made after the winemaker and viticulturalist concur that the grapes are flavour ready. The grapes are harvested while still cool, transported quickly to the winery and then crushed to the press. The crushed grapes were kept in the press for several hours to maximise the spice and floral characters of this wonderful Gisborne variety. Once slightly clarified, the juice was carefully fermented using cool temperatures and an aroma enhancing yeast to maintain these vibrant characters in the final wine. The wine was gently fined using traditional methods before being filtered and bottled.

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Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with hints of gold.

Aroma

Exotic rose petal, clove, lychee and star anise notes.

Palate

Clean fruit-driven style, rich and full with lychee, Turkish delight, spice and ginger.

Food match

Enjoy with Asian cuisine, blue cheese and fruit desserts.

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