2015 Spy Valley Gewurztraminer, Marlborough, New Zealand
After harvest and pressing, the must was very slowly fermented at a very low temperature, before a maturing on its lees in stainless steel tanks for 7 months.
Pick dates 23 March – 9 April 2015
Brix 21.7 – 25.1
°Brix Alcohol 14.0%
Acid T.A 3.9 g/L
Residual sugar 10 g/L
Winemaker’s Cellaring recommendations “Although this Gewürztraminer will be at its most fruity expression in the first few years, its firm underlying structure will allow it to cellar well for at least 3-6 years.”
This Kiwi Gewurztraminer comes in a lemon-yellow color of medium intensity. Not much really notable about it, but it’s bright and shiny.
The nose however, bursts with powerful and luscious aromas.
OMG, it smells almost more of a Muscat than your standard Gewurz!
Super-floral (elderflower and lily), pungently tropical, and filled with gorgeously ripe citrus fruits.
The palate if off-dry to medium-sweet, but balanced by a nice mineral acidity. Mid-body, with a few salivating phenolics on the finish giving a slight bitterness and bringing in a touch of savoriness to this world of fruit exuberance.
A pungent and hyper-aromatic version of a Gewurztraminer, with pure and clean fruity and floral characters and a sugar/acidity balance that makes it extremely palatable and easy to sip and appreciate.