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 2018 vintage will be regarded as a great vintage in the Hunter Valley. With well below average rainfall through Winter and Spring budburst was two weeks early and in the Summer period, the dry conditions continued. These consistently warm, dry days resulted in the driest year on record and one of the earliest harvests in history and some of the most concentrated fruit flavours we’ve seen.
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.