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Crossroads Hawkes Bay Gewurztraminer

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Vision. It’s what makes the wines of Crossroads so detailed. The vision to make the best possible interpretation of the variety and to apply the details to every wine they make. This Gewurztraminer is a classic example of the spicy aromatic grape that is so well suited to spicy Asian dishes. It’s perfumed with lychee, ginger and citrus delivering intensity and texture at every turn, it’s elegant and very moreish.

Winemaker's Notes

The Individual batches were cool fermented in separate, small batches, to coax the spicy, classically varietal aromas and flavours from the juice, which was delicate and very low in phenolics. We used several different yeast strains to increase complexity. Fermentation was chill-stopped once the sugar and acid balanced reached optimum ‘deliciousness’. Bottled early after a winter resting on lees, with periodic stirring to enrich the palate weight and texture.

We have taken great care to ensure that our wine displays the soft pungency that is the signature of Crossroads Gewurztraminer. Boasting the best of varietal flavours: lychee, ginger, lemon and rosewater and balanced with delicious ripe fruit sweetness. Our gentle touch has delivered a wine of smooth texture and wonderful intensity. This is a very food versatile Gewurz, equally at home with tarte fambée (a pastry filled with bacon, cheese and onions) as it is with spicy South East Asian curries.

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Crossroads Hawkes Bay Gewurztraminer

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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
The 2006 vintage is a medium-bodied style with moderate depth of fresh lychee, apple and spice flavours and a distinct splash of sweetness (20 grams/litre of residual sugar).
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