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 2017 vintage will be regarded as a great Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage. After some spring and early summer rains, the vines were healthy and had plenty of foliage. Very dry and hot summer conditions with temperatures over 40 degrees meant the tannin and flavour profile of the fruit was allowed to fully mature. The 2017 white and red wines will be full of flavour and highly sought after.
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.