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2014 Stonecroft Wines Hawke's Bay Gewurztraminer

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Cracka Review

Gewurtztraminer is like the spicy, sultry cousin of riesling. And that's exactly what this wine is. It's a saucy little minx that smells of a Thai restaurant with all its ginger spice and tropical allure. The palate is elegantly sexy with a fruity middle and a spicy finish, all supported by zippy acidity. In fact, take it with you on your next visit to your local Asian restaurant.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Pale gold.
Aromatics: An aromatic wine with rose water, lychee and jasmine notes on the nose.
Palate: On the palate, the wine has luscious tropical fruit flavours with a hint of citrus and a touch of spice. Partial barrel fermentation adds to the textural quality and complexity. Medium dry.

REGION
Hawke’s Bay.

VINTAGE
The 2014 growing season was excellent. We had great weather through flowering and fruit set, followed by a long ripening period. Fruit ripened slightly earlier than usual. Spring was humid and settled and the summer hot with high growing degree days. Rainfall occurred at the right times. These conditions produced fruit with lots of flavour and good ripeness.

HARVEST
Hand harvested.

ANALYSIS
14% Alcohol.
7g/l Residual Sugar.

VINIFICIATION
Crushed and de-stemmed with short period of skin contact followed by fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tank. 10% fermented in seasoned oak. Aged on its lees for 4 months.

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