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Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.9°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2016
PH of Wine: 3.82
T.A of Wine: 5.4g/L
Residual Sugar: Dry 0.8g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
Our Brightwater vineyard is situated 15 km form the coast and is sheltered form the south by the Richmond ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening grapes.
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 picking, the grapes had a period of skin contact before gentle pressing. The juice was cold settled for 24 hours before being racked and inoculated for ferment. Cool temperatures were maintained throughout fermentation to retain lovely varietal characters and flavours.
The 2016 Aotea Gewürztraminer is intense and expressive with vibrant feijoa, lychees, ginger and rose petals on the nose. The palate has Turkish delight characters which are wrapped with fine phenolics leaving a flavoursome lasting finish.
“Floral, spicy and fruity with a plush and distinctive bouquet. Spicy, Fleshy and fruity with medium acidity and lengthy finish. White peach, white pepper, pears and quince. A lovely example destined to be enjoyed with food. Drink now and through 2021.”
- 90 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, November 2018