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Vineyard: Seifried Redwood Valley Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March 2016
pH of Wine: 3.63
T.A of Wine: 4.9g/L
Residual Sugar: 6.7g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
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 lees 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. After fermentation the wine had a brief period on yeast lees before it was racked, clarified and stabilised prior to bottling in late July 2016. The 2016 Seifried Gewürztraminer has 6.7g/l natural residual sugar.
The 2016 Seifried Gewürztraminer is delightful with gorgeous notes of warm toffee apples, spring bulbs and star anise on the nose. The palate is generous and flavoursome with well proportioned fruit sweetness, varietal flavours and fine phenolics.