Blackenbrook Gewürztraminer 2019

Blackenbrook Gewürztraminer 2019

Blackenbrook Gewürztraminer 2019

$22.90 NZD

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  • 5 Stars Wine Orbit
  • sustainable production
  • Vegan Approved

Classic rose petal and spice aromatics to the max - just the ticket to go with your flavoursome butter chicken! 

Tasting Notes 

Our off-dry Gewürztraminer 2019 offers classic rose petal and spice aromatics. It is generously flavoursome and textural, with an elegant freshness and a long satisfying finish. 

Ideal serving temperature: 15°C 

Weather Conditions

Good rainfall in spring promoted healthy canopy growth. December brought fine and dry weather, ideal conditions for a successful flowering and pollination.

From January right into harvest a heat wave and drought gripped the region. Our deep-rooting vines and the moisture-holding clay soils enabled our un-irrigated vineyard to thrive in these challenging conditions and produce a healthy crop with outstanding flavour concentration.

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society

Reviews:

5 Stars and 95/100 Wine Orbit
Gorgeously fruited and fabulously perfumed, the bouquet shows mango, pineapple, lychee and Turkish Delight characters. It is equally impressive and delicious on the palate, delivering excellent concentration and depth backed by refreshing acidity, finishing lingering and comforting.

Yvonne Lorkin, Canvas - New Zealand Herald 26 Oct 2019
This Gewurztraminer unleashes a lahar of luscious stonefruit succulence and tropical taste sensations on the nose and palate, alongside a sprinkling of ginger, white pepper and nashi niceness. Crisp, textural and deliciously dry on the finish.

92 / 100 Cameron Douglas, MS
Exotic, varietal, fruity and pure in expression. Aromas of white peach and red apple, roses and a melange of fruit perfumes and sweet spices. Luscious, fresh, spicy and varietal on the palate with precise and engaging fruit flavours, citrus juice and flowers. A soft silky texture with contrasting acidity and lengthy dry finish. A lovely example from a great vintage, balanced and well made. Drink now and through Summer 2021.

 

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society

Weather Conditions: Good rainfall in spring promoted healthy canopy growth. December brought fine and dry weather, ideal conditions for a successful flowering and pollination.

From January right into harvest a heat wave and drought gripped the region. Our deep-rooting vines and the moisture-holding clay soils enabled our un-irrigated vineyard to thrive in these challenging conditions and produce a healthy crop with outstanding flavour concentration.

Harvest kicked off on 8 March, the earliest starting date at Blackenbrook’s ever.

Viticulture
• 100% fruit from our Home block
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction
• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 18 March 2019 with 23 Brix

 

Winemaking

  • Extremely gentle winemaking:
    Whole bunch pressed, gravity-fed from
    press area to main winery, tank fermented
    at low temperature to enhance aromatics
    and fruit-flavours,
    extended lees contact,
    minimal pumping, no fining pre-bottling
  • Oak-ageing for 9% of the wine to add complexity
  • 6g/ltr natural residual sugar
  • Bottled on 17 July 2019 under screw caps
  • 14.0% Alcohol

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