Throughout the valley, crop levels were somewhat higher than expected but judicious thinning of the fruit, a perfect summer and a warm dry autumn enabled the grapes to be harvested with excellent flavour development and physiological ripeness.
The Vineyard and vines
The wine was made from several clones of gewürztraminer that were grown on a mixture of clay and gravel-based soils
On release it is a lemon-straw colour. It has intense varietal characters, with the aromas and flavours suggestive of quince, lychee, rose petal, Turkish musk and oriental spices. It is rich and unctuous on the palate yet retains a lively freshness. Lingering impressions of ginger draw out its length and complement its off dry finish.