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2017 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer
The fruit for this wine was grown on the stony, sandy lower terrace of Askerne Vineyard. The fruit was hand harvested in late April 2017 with bunches selected for a moderate botrytis infection. It was then stomped and soaked on skins for 24 hours before pressing. Fermentation was with inoculated yeasts in stainless steel tanks.
A complex nose of classic Gewürztraminer aromas (rosewater, lychee, orange blossom and coriander seed) married to honeyed, nut and fig notes of botrytised fruit. This is an opulent dessert wine with a succulent, lingering palate that finishes with a lingering note of desiccated orange peel. This wine will give great pleasure now and for many years to come. Enjoy with cheese, dessert, ham & melon or on its own with good company.
94 Points Cameron Douglas
5 Stars Wine Orbit
4½ Stars Michael Cooper
Silver Medal HB A&P Bayleys Wine Awards
4 Stars Bob Campbell
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