Nelson Gewürztraminer 2004 - Limited Cellar Release
Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley
Sugar at Harvest: 22°Brix
Date of Harvest: 8 - 9 April 2004
pH of Wine: 3.66
T.A of Wine: 7.3g/L
The unirrigated Redwood Valley vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site, optimising from the heat of the sun;
the vines range in age from 6 to 20 years. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and sugar levels.
Gewürztraminer is an early ripening variety with an aromatic, fragrant bouquet. It is naturally a low yielding vine which can produce wonderful concentration and flavour.
After hand harvesting, the grapes were cold settled for 48 hours the whole bunch pressed. The clear juice was inoculated with a pure yeast strain, and then a cool temperature controlled fermentation begun. Following a short lees contact, the wine was blended and bottled in late July.
Rich, full and very memorable! A lingering perfume of rose petals and lychee, combined with a medley of spices and just a touch of sweetness.
Bottle Size: 750ml