Askerne-Gewurztraminer-2014-Wineseeker
$22.50

Askerne Gewurztraminer

Classic Gewurz packed with rose petal, turkish delight and ginger spice.

"Bright, even, lemon-green hued golden-yellow colour, paler on rim. The nose is concentrated with intense and penetrating aromas of rose-petal florals, Turkish Delight and root ginger melded with tea-leaf Muscat-like elements and bitter musk. This is expressed with depth and finesse. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate features solidly concentrated and packed flavours of rose-petal florals, root ginger, cloves and Middle Eastern spices, and musk. This has a strong core with balanced phenolic textures and underlying alcoholic power and drive, the acidity soft and integrated. The palate has considerable energy and linearity with its depth, and carries to a strong, long, and intensely flavoured spicy and gingery finish. This is a fulsome, powerfully concentrated dry Gewurztraminer with a deep core of rose-petals, root ginger and bitter musk. Serve with Middle Eastern fare over the next 4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Askerne’ vineyard, WBP with no skin contact, fermented in tank with a portion of late-picked fruit in barrel with indigenous yeast to 14.0% alc. and 5 g/L RS. 18.5/20" -- Raymond Chan

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Hawkes Bay
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Gewurztraminer

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

The fruit for this wine was grown on the lower terrace of Askerne Vineyard. It is a mix of 4 clones of Gewurztraminer. Clones 456, 457 and 1106 were hand harvested in March 2014 whilst a small amount was left out to ripen further and was hand harvested in April 2014. The brix level for the two harvests was between 22 and 26.5 brix.

Hand harvested and bunch pressed slowly without crushing or skin contact. Juices were settled cold for 5 days prior to racking into ferment. Some of the late pick was fermented in barrel with wild yeast. All tank portions were inoculated and fermented to nearly dry. After settling, the tanks were racked and allowed to develop without sulphur for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.

ANALYSIS

pH 3.70

TA 5.10 g/l

Residual sugar 5 g/l

Alcohol 14 %

TASTING NOTES
Lifted aromatics in the rose petal and apricot spectrum. The palate is very rich and round with a soft acidity and smooth texture. It finishes dry and long. Drink as an aperitif or match with spicy Asian dishes.

5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 2014

4 Stars Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2016

5 Stars Wine Orbit

WINE MAKING NOTES

The fruit for this wine was grown on the lower terrace of Askerne Vineyard. It is a mix of 4 clones of Gewurztraminer. Clones 456, 457 and 1106 were hand harvested in March 2014 whilst a small amount was left out to ripen further and was hand harvested in April 2014. The brix level for the two harvests was between 22 and 26.5 brix.

Hand harvested and bunch pressed slowly without crushing or skin contact. Juices were settled cold for 5 days prior to racking into ferment. Some of the late pick was fermented in barrel with wild yeast. All tank portions were inoculated and fermented to nearly dry. After settling, the tanks were racked and allowed to develop without sulphur for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.

ANALYSIS

pH 3.70

TA 5.10 g/l

Residual sugar 5 g/l

Alcohol 14 %

TASTING NOTES
Lifted aromatics in the rose petal and apricot spectrum. The palate is very rich and round with a soft acidity and smooth texture. It finishes dry and long. Drink as an aperitif or match with spicy Asian dishes.

AWARDS

5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 2014

4 Stars Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2016

5 Stars Wine Orbit