2008 Huia Gewurztraminer
The 2008 Huia Gewürztraminer was sourced from Huia’s
Winsome Block. The vineyard has rich clay soils with some sandy pockets.Harvest commenced on the 20th March and was completed on the 4th April. A combination of hand and machine
harvesting was used.
Excellent ripeness was achieved with fruit getting
rich Turkish delight characters with some spiciness.
Indigenous and inoculated ferments were used to bring
further complexity. A portion was also fermented in older
French barriques with lees stirring to provide a softer
textured element to the wine.
The nose has fragrant rose petal notes and candied fruit.
The palate is full with generous lychee and Turkish Delight
characters with a long succulent finish. A very rich dry style
of Gewürztraminer showing complex layers of flavour.
Huia Gewürztraminer is delicious with: terrines and paté,
Thai food, mild curries, smoked seafood and meats, soy
honey duck, blue cheeses and aged cheddar.
- Harvest Date: 20th March to 4th of April
- Residual Sugar: 2.3g/l
- TA: 3.5g/l
- pH: 4.05
- Alcohol: 14%