Gold Medal: New Zealand International Wine Competition. 2018
Gold Medal: New Zealand Wine of The Year Awards. 2018
Silver Medal: Canterbury A,P&I Aromatic Wine Competition. 2018
Mid straw, with a bright clarity
Varietal aromas of lychee and rose petal, with hints of orange blossom and honey suckle.
Hints of baking spice and manuka honey. This is a full bodied wine with a rich, oily texture and long finish.
Will reward a further 4-5 years
Ideal accompaniment to Oriental cuisine, especially Thai dishes. Also try with foie gras, smoked fish or mild blue cheese.
Alcohol: 13.5% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 13.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 4.4 g/L
Keven and Kerry Tilly
Paynters Road, Fairhall, Marlborough
The budburst timing was slightly later than normal and the vines experienced typical spring like conditions of variable temperatures, winds and rain. Early varieties, such Pinot Noir, flowered in cooler conditions leading to smaller yields. Other varieties had warm, dry conditions over flowering, resulting in healthy crop levels. In mid-December, the weather became warm and dry. January was notable for strong winds that parched the landscape. The later part of the season recorded lower sunshine hours, resulting in delayed sugar ripeness and a later start to harvest
Vertical Shoot Positioning
4th April, 2018
The grapes were hand-picked, crushed and held in the press for 12 hours to extract flavour from the skins. After a gentle pressing, the juice was settled for 24 hour, and then the clear juice was fermented in a stainless steel tank. Selected yeast strains were used to help retain the generous aromatics that this variety is known for. We bottled this Gewürztraminer on the 18th September, 2018.
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