This is gewürztraminer personified with wonderfully lifted florals and pronounced notes of lychee and citrus. The wine has a soft and rounded texture with a weighty, generous mid-palate. Rose petal flavors give way to ripe tropical fruits while the finish has a pithy lemon character. Intensely concentrated, complex and delicious.
Try with exotic, well-flavoured and spicy foods such as Moroccan dishes with dried fruits or Asian-inspired foods. It works well with these flavors: fresh ginger, clove, cinnamon, allspice, turmeric, madras curry, Sichuan pepper, soy sauce, sesame, almond, and rose water.
100% Gewurztraminer sourced 95% from our Home Block around the winery, planted in 1981, with the balance from the Woodward block located a few hundred metres down the road.
Picking when the flavor is optimal is key for this variety and we made several picks across the vineyard to ensure each parcel was perfect. The grapes were gently pressed with the free run juice straight to tank and the pressings to barrel. Post fermentation these were carefully blended to give a wine with rich aromatics, flavor and texture yet with harmony and balance.