BLADEN GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2016

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VINTAGE

2016

 

 

PRICE

$27.00

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Keven and Kerry Tilly

 

 

LOCATION

Paynters Road, Fairhall, Marlborough

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol: 14.75% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 16.0 g/L
pH: 3.58
Titratable Acidity:  4.2 g/L

 

 

VITICULTURE

Climate:

Conditions were very dry early in the season, with average temperatures, clear skies and a high risk of frost.  Warm conditions over flowering in mid-December resulted in good yields.  Decent rain in early and mid-January, allowed for healthy canopies and vigorous growth.  February was hot and dry, followed by warm, dry March; perfect weather for intense flavour development.

Soils:

Heavy clay

 

Training:

Vertical Shoot Positioning

 

Harvest Date:

13th April, 2016

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour:

Mid straw, with a bright clarity

 

Nose:

Lifted aromatic notes of rose petal, ginger spice and lychee

 

Palate:

A full bodied wine with a rich, oily texture. This wine has generous ginger spice, orange peel and lychee notes

 

Cellaring:

Will reward a further 4-5 years cellaring

 

Serve:

Lightly chilled

 

Suggested Foods:

Ideal accompaniment to Oriental cuisine, especially Thai dishes.  Also try with foie gras, smoked fish or mild blue cheeses.

 

 

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-picked, crushed and held in the press for 12 hours to extract flavour from the skins.  After settling, the clear juice was cold fermented in stainless steel.  Selected yeast strains were used to retain the fruit’s varietal aromatics.  The ferment was stopped with some residual sugar to add to the wine’s balance and rich, oily texture and balance the alcohol.  Bottling date; 8th September, 2016

 

 

WINEMAKERS

Rowan Langdon

 


 

AWARDS

Marlborough Wine Show 2016

GOLD MEDAL and TROPHY for best Gewurztraminer of Show

 

 

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