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Gisborne Gewurztraminer 2010

Winemakers Notes
Our 2010 Gisborne Gewurztraminer is sourced from a single vineyard at Patutahi, a sub-region renowned for producing superb examples of this aromatic variety. The fruit was super-ripe and in pristine condition. The growing season was stunning in Gisborne in 2010. Tank fermentation with a very carefully selected yeast strain has given us a rich and full-bodied dry wine. We left the wine on its yeast lees for a number of months to add weight and texture
 
Analysis
Alc 13.5%
Acid 5.3g/L
Res Sugar 7.5g/L
pH 3.76

Tasting Notes
Colour: Almost water white at bottling, but will pick up straw, and then light gold tints with time.
Bouquet: This is heady stuff. Lychee dominates the nose and behind this are hints of rosewater and Turkish delight.
Palate: The palate is rich and weighty. Gewurztraminer in a low acid variety and this gives the wine great length and breadth of flavour.

Cellaring
New Zealand Gewurztraminers are always at their best in the first couple of years of their life.

Suggested Wine List Description
Intense sprays of Rose on the nose give way to lychees underneath and lead on to a melange of delicious, sweet fruit on the palate. A full flavoured wine with rich character, particularly well matched with Asian and spicy foods.

Independent Reviewer’s Comment
“The bouquet is beautifully perfumed displaying floral, lychee and subtle spice characters. It's equally engaging and appealing on the palate with whispering sweetness and rich texture leading to a lovely dry finish. A beautifully expressed wine showing generosity and classic fragrance.” SK

Awards
Gold Medal & Champion Under $20 Trophy  Gisborne Wine Awards 2011
Gold Medal NZ International Wine Show 2011
Silver Medal New World Wine Awards 2010
Silver Medal Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011
Silver Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2011
Four ½ Stars Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide 2012
 

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