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: Tropical fruit notes dominate the bouquet with lychee, passionfruit and pineapple, plus hints of rose.
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 18th March 2020.
Vinification: Crushed and de-stemmed with short period of skin contact, then fermented in stainless steel followed by 4 months lees ageing.
Bottled: 15th October 2020
Analysis: Alc 14 vol. 11g/l residual sugar.
Fining: Fined with pea protein.
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.