Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Chief Winemaker: Josh Scott
I encourage all wine enthusiasts to think more about this grape variety, your first taste of this Gewurztraminer will certainly make an impression due to its intense flavours and inviting aromas. Being one of the earliest varieties to ripen, it benefits from the intense heat of early summer causing tremendous richness. The Scott's have two premium blocks that achieve optimum ripeness and good complexity. Conventionally trellised while grown on stony but fertile soils, the vines are tended to ensure uniform ripeness, with bunch thinning and leaf plucking aiding this.
Picked in the cool of the morning the grapes were promptly crushed and left to macerate on their skins for eight hours. The grapes were then pressed, racked and inoculated for cool fermentation with an aroma producing yeast in both stainless steel and old barrel, then after fermentation the stainless portion is left to lie on its lees for 3 months whilst the barrel component was stirred to develop extra richness, body and complexity.
On the nose your will find a myriad of orange peel, rose water and ginger spice. On the palate, the wine builds through the complex flavours, lingering on the finish with a return to the aromatic backbone of the wine. The finish is rich but has a cleansing freshness about it which fascinates and invites further tasting, thought and matching with so many flavoursome cuisine occasions. Serve at 8C.
Drinking perfectly well this coming summer; and over the next 18 months.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with subtle spiced Malaysian, Asian & Indian cuisine, and fruit desserts, enjoy.
More food matches than you give it credit.