This is a variety which was planted at Stonecroft soon after the first vineyard was established in 1982. With this Gewürztraminer we are aiming for a medium dry wine which is lighter in style and food friendly.
Colour: Pale gold.
Aromatics: A very fragrant bouquet with floral notes, lychee and rock melon. Palate: On the palate the wine has a lovely texture and mouthfeel, with luscious tropical fruit flavours. The wine will benefit from bottle age. The wine is a single vineyard wine, with fruit from our Roy’s Hill Vineyard. Medium Dry. Suitable for vegans.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Harvest: Hand harvested.
Vinification: Crushed and de-stemmed with short period of skin contact, then fermented in stainless steel followed by 4 months lees ageing.
Bottled: 8th October 2019
Analysis: Alc 14 vol. 6g/l residual sugar.
Fining: Fined with pea protein.
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.
Certified organic, the powerful 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Roys Hill Vineyard, hand-picked and tank-fermented. Bright, light lemon/green, it is highly perfumed and weighty, with concentrated, youthful peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, and a dryish (6 grams/litre residual sugar) finish. A very ageworthy wine, it’s well worth cellaring to 2022+.
94 points. Exotic, rich, creamy and intense bouquet with stewed apple and pear, white fleshed tropical fruits and ginger-like spice moments, white and yellow flowers and a stony soil mineral layer. On the palate - creamy, luscious, spice and fruity. Flavours of apple, pear and exotic fruits, Asian pears and white pepper. Warming alcohol, medium acidity and long fleshy finish. Well made. Drink now and through 2021.
92 points. Pure and pristine gewürztraminer with Turkish Delight, rose petal, lychee, spice and anise flavours showing a strong varietal identity. The wine has an appealingly silken texture, with just a hint of sweetness. 24/2/2020