Craft Farm ‘Home Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Gewurztraminer 2014

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Mar-2016
Bright, pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is beautifully exotic with intense and refined aromas of rose-petal florals, Turkish Delight, subtle spices and nuances of musk and tropical fruits. A refreshing minerality adds freshness. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bodied, the palate has a fine proportion, being tightly bound with a core of rose-petal florals, musk, honeysuckle and exotic tropical fruits. The fruit richness and intensity builds to fill the mouth, and soft acidity adds some opulence and luscious unctuousness. The wine flows seamlessly, with style, to a lingering finish with emerging acid cut. This is a beautifully refined, exotic Gewurztraminer with underlying depth. Fruit from the ‘Craft Farm’ vineyard, from vines from a ‘Dry River’ field selection on own roots, 95% Gewurztraminer with 5% Muscat Petits Grains and Pinot Gris, WBP and fermented in barrel and tank to 14.5% alc. and 17 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees without sulphur for 9 months. 1,200 bottles made. 19.0-/20 Mar 2016 RRP $35.00 Fruit from the ‘Craft Farm’ vineyard, from vines from a ‘Dry River’ field selection on own roots, 95% Gewurztraminer with 5% Muscat Petits Grains and Pinot Gris, WBP and fermented in barrel and tank to 14.5% alc. and 17 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees without sulphur for 9 months. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with light green-gold hues. The nose is very soft and gentle with good volume of ethereal and exotic rose-petal florals in a seamless amalgam of herb, pepper, musk and honeysuckle. The aromatics unfold seamlessly, revealing a deep heart. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bodied, gently flowing, smooth and subtle flavours of exotic florals, Turkish Delight, musk and honeysuckle fill the mouth. The wine is soft and seamless in flow with mellow acidity and an unctuousness to the texture. A rounded, concentrated core carries the palate to a well-packed, long and sustained finish of rose-petal florals and musk. This is a seamless medium Gewurztraminer with ethereally voluminous aromas and flavours of rose-petals, musk and honeysuckle. Match with fine Asian cuisine over the next 4 years. 1,200 bottles made. 18.5+/20 Sep 2015 RRP $34.95

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