Mt Difficulty Single Vineyard, Station Block, Tinwald Burn, Gewürztraminer 2017
Wild flower, Turkish Delight and poached pear characters are complemented by a rich, oily texture and low acidity.
This wine contains wine diamonds/crystals called tartrates, a naturally occurring sediment.
Mt Difficulty Station Block Gewürztraminer optimal cellaring conditions will allow this wine to age 5-12 years..
2017 was another interesting vintage. After a generally dry, warm 2016 growing season, 2017 countered with cooler, wetter weather. Though spring was notably warm and prompted an early bud-burst, cool temperatures carried through late December, impacting flowering and resulting in lower than average fruit yields.
Station Block Gewürztraminer is crafted to highlight the lovely aromatics and textural richness that Gewürztraminer is capable of. We hang the fruit out for an extended period to achieve optimum aromatic expression. The fruit arrived in perfect condition at the winery on the 14th April. The fruit was destemmed and soaked overnight prior to pressing to help enhance aromatic expression. The wine was fermented cool in stainless steel to retain maximum varietal expression. The fermentation was stopped at ~25g/L by chilling. The wine was filtered but not fined.
Alc. 13.29% TA 4.6 g/L pH 2.98 Residual Sugar 25.0 g/L