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• Pure Silver: Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2014, NZ
• Silver: Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014, NZ
• Silver: NZ International Wine Show 2014
Vineyard: Redwood Valley Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid March 2014
pH of Wine: 3.47
T.A of Wine: 4.9g/L
Residual Sugar: 17.9g/L
The unirrigated Redwood Valley Vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site; the vines range in age from 10 to 30 years. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and optimal ripeness.
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 harvest the grapes were de-stemmed and left for a period of skin contact before pressing. The clear juice was inoculated with a pure yeast strain and then a cool, temperature-controlled fermentation began. The fermentation was stopped prematurely to allow slight residual sweetness in the wine. Post ferment the wine spent a brief period on light lees, before being stabilised and bottled in June 2014.
The 2014 Old Coach Road Gewürztraminer has a gorgeous floral nose with lovely aromas of a spring garden. The palate has generous entry and broad floral notes and soft spices. Turkish Delight and rose petal characters linger after the wine is gone.