Stonecroft has always been known for this variety and our Old Vine has a loyal following. The Old Vine Gewürztraminer is made with fruit from our oldest vines. We are aiming for a medium sweet style and we look to get at least a small amount of botrytis (noble rot) in the grapes.
Colour: Pale gold.
Aromatics: An opulent bouquet with Turkish delight, lychee and floral notes.
Palate: This wine is a rich style of Gewürztraminer with tropical fruit flavours, Turkish delight and honey. It has a weighty mouth feel and a luscious texture with a long finish. Further complexity will develop with cellaring. Medium sweet.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill
Harvest: Hand harvested on 4th April 2015.
Vinification: Crushed and de-stemmed with short period of skin contact, then fermented in stainless steel followed by 4 months lees ageing.
Bottled: 7th October 2015.
Analysis: Alc 14.5% vol. 16g/l residual sugar.
Production: 70 cases.
Cellaring Potential: 6-8 years.
The Gewürztraminers from this tiny Hawke's Bay winery are among the finest in the country. This 'Old Vine' wine, introduced from the 2004 vintage, is made entirely from grapes hand-picked from the original Mere Road plantings in 1983. Certified organic, the 2015 vintage (5*) is a pale gold, mouthfilling (14.5 per cent alcohol), very rich wine, with lush, ripe, peachy, spicy flavours, gentle acidity, and a smooth, medium-sweet, lasting finish. Drink now or cellar.