Keven and Kerry Tilly
Paynters Road, Fairhall, Marlborough
Alcohol: 14.75% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 16.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 4.2 g/L
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.
Vertical Shoot Positioning
13th April, 2016
Mid straw, with a bright clarity
Lifted aromatic notes of rose petal, ginger spice and lychee
A full bodied wine with a rich, oily texture. This wine has generous ginger spice, orange peel and lychee notes
Will reward a further 4-5 years cellaring
Ideal accompaniment to Oriental cuisine, especially Thai dishes. Also try with foie gras, smoked fish or mild blue cheeses.
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
Marlborough Wine Show 2016
GOLD MEDAL and TROPHY for best Gewurztraminer of Show
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