The grapes for this wine were sourced primarily from the small block of Gewurztraminer on our Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. They were handpicked in late January, whole bunch pressed and cold settled for 2 days. Clean juice was racked and fermented cool (14-16°C) for 15 days to retain aromatic characters. The wine was then lightly fined with skim milk, filtered and bottled early to retain freshness.
The 2016 vintage is regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage, the vines were healthy and had plenty of foliage. A series of storms in January delivered a large amount of rainfall but the fruit held up really well. Good vineyard management and winemaking has resulted in some of the best wines we’ve made, with the white wines in particular having great intensity of flavours.
Pale yellow with green hues.
Distinctive luscious aromas of stone fruits and rose petals.
An intense, fruit driven palate of rose petal, stone fruits and a hint of spice. A balanced palate that finishes with a long, crisp acidity.