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Gewürztraminer 2020

$27.00

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.

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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.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill.
Variety: Gewürztraminer.
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.
Production:140 cases.
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg
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94 points. Exotic, immediately enticing and curious with aromas of tropical fruits and apples, white spices and flowers, white nectarine and pear, roses and suggestions of frangipani. On the palate - just dry with some initial sweetness captured in a silky and satin-cream texture - slowly gives way to fleshy white tree fruits and exotic tropical fruits, a warming alcohol and medium acidity bring contrast and complexity. Lengthy finish, great balance and length. Drink now and through 2024+. Serve cool.

Cameron Douglas

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Certified organic, the distinctive 2020 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Roys Hill Vineyard, hand-picked, tank-fermented and lees-aged for four months. Light lemon/green, it is richly perfumed and mouthfilling, with strong, ripe pear, lychee and spice flavours, and a long, off-dry (11 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. (Note: the Old Vine Gewürztraminer was not made in 2020). Drink now or cellar.

Michael Cooper

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Hawke’s Bay may have comparably less organic vineyards than our other major wine regions, but examples like this demonstrate its potential. Slippery nectarine combines with classic gewurztraminer characters of rosewater, lychee and aromatic spice, here enticingly redolent of garam masala.

Jo Burzneska

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93 points. Delicately aromatic gewürztraminer with classic Turkish Delight, potpourri and rose-water flavours. Made in an off-dry style, the wine has lovely purity and an ethereal texture. Good value at this price

Bob Campbell