Stonecroft has always been known for this variety and our Old Vine has a loyal following. With the Old Vine Gewürztraminer we aim for a rich style of Gewürztraminer with some sweetness (medium dry this vintage) and we look to get at least a small amount of botrytis (noble rot) in the grapes. The wine is made with fruit from vines planted in 1992.
Colour: Medium gold.
Aromatics: An opulent bouquet with lychee and hints of jasmine and rose.
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 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 15% vol. 9g/l residual sugar.
Production: 30 cases.
Cellaring Potential: 6-8 years.