In 2014 we purchased an adjoining property which had an area of gewürztraminer (gewürzt is German for ‘spicy’) grapes; a white variety well received thirty or so years ago, but not used a lot now. The vines had not been tended apart from sheep pruning for about 10 years but there were no sheep on the land when we bought it and we could see a significant crop on the vines. We decided to pick and process the grapes and were delighted with the resulting wine. The dry grown pink skinned grapes had astonishing unique flavours which we considered unlike anything we had previously tasted. We are now restoring the vineyard so others can experience the flavours of this wine.
The 2018 Gewürztraminer is made from premium, single vineyard, dry-grown grapes which come from the cool climate of Eden Valley.
The bouquet contains vibrant aromas of lemons, limes and lychees.
The palate is redolent with the attractive Traminer flavours, making it delicious and refreshing with just a hint of drying talc on the back palate. It is a very smooth and food friendly wine.