Our Nelson Gewürztraminer 2009 boasts
a silken texture and tantalising flavours
of rose petal, ginger and cloves – a richly perfumed, medium-dry wine with a finish that won’t quit.
It will benefit from bottle ageing
and we recommend to enjoy it between
now and 2012.
Ideal serving temperature: 15°C
· 100% Blackenbrook fruit from our Home block
· Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
· Focus on healthy soil and sustainability
· After a good Nelson summer with plenty of sunshine, we headed into a wet February. Fortunately the good weather returned and we enjoyed a picture-book harvest with warm days and cool nights – excellent conditions for flavour development.
· Extremely small crop of only 2 Tonnes /ha
· Hand-picked and hand-sorted on 31 March at optimum ripeness
· 24.2 Brix
· Extended skin contact before whole bunch pressing
· Gravity-fed from press area to main winery
· Cool fermentation, stopped at 19g/ltr natural residual sugar
· Extended fine lees contact in stainless steel
· Minimal pumping and gentle filtration
· No fining agents have been used
· Bottled on 31 July 2009 under DIAM cork
· 13.5% Alcohol
A lush, intense and rather Alsace-style Gewurztraminer in a medium/dry style.The Listener
I love the power and flavour persistance of this characterful wine. It's a medley of classic rose petal/potpourri and spice/ginger flavours.
Richly textured wine with an incredibly lengthy finish.
Delicious now, this Alsace-style beauty has a full-bloomed fragrance and peachy, spicy flavours, gently sweet, rounded and rich.
Blackenbrook is a relatively new Nelson estate that has swiftly established itself as one of the most exciting producers of Aromatics in the region.