Twelfth Night Late Harvest Gewürztraminer

VINTAGE


2016 Twelfth Night Late Harvest Gewürztraminer

Region

Central Otago, New Zealand

Sub-region

Locharburn

Winemaking Notes

The fruit for the 2016 Twelfth Night Late Harvest Gewürztraminer was carefully hand-picked in late April 2016 at 32 Brix.

To achieve a high sugar content, our winemaker used a technique called “passerillage”, the process of pressing dehydrated grapes to attain sweet, concentrated and flavorful juice. The Gewürztraminer juice fermented for more than a month in old French oak barrels, during which time primary fruity aromas were combined with gentle oak flavors.

Fermentation naturally stopped at 13% alcohol, leaving a residual sugar level of 95g/l. The wine stayed on the lees for another three months and was bottled unfined in September 2016.

pH

3.75

Residual Sugar

95 g/L

Alcohol

13.1%

Acidity

6.2 g/L

Tasting Notes

This medium-sweet style of dessert wine has expressive aromas of orange marmalade, rose petal and lychee. It is rich and smooth on the palate.

Food Pairing

Pairs with fruit-based desserts and richly-flavored soft cheeses. Serve it with great friends and good times.

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