Maimai Creek 2010 Gewurztraminer
The Hawke's Bay grape growing region is situated on the east coast of New Zealand and is bounded in the west by the Kaweka mountain range and in the east by the Pacific Ocean. Hawke's Bay, is loved for its sunny climate, fabulous beaches, sheltered coastal plains and long-established vineyards.
Varietal Mix: 100% Gewurtraminer
Residual Sugar: 4.7gm/l
Total Acidity: 6.8gm/l
Region: Hawke's Bay
Sub Region: Meeanee
Harvest Date: 31st March 2011
Light straw colour, the nose has lifted floral candy notes and a hint of white plums and spice. The palate is developed and complex with primary flavours of white stone fruit and roses then a hint of cinnamon. The finish is balanced and prolonged given the impression there is more to come. This wine will develop further in the bottle over the next 5 years and will benefit from cellaring.
Viticulture: Grown on our Brookfields Road site and cropped at low levels to ensure slow and complete ripening that maximises the flavour profile and retain the aromatics in this wine that makes it so distinct. Only 2km from the Pacific Ocean, this site retains a mild but constant heat during the ripening period allowing the flavour and acid balance to develop naturally. The grapes are all sustainably managed and the fruit is hand harvested.
Crushing / Pressing: Hand pick, whole bunch press. Cold settled overnight then racked off gross lees for ferment. Hard pressings were kept separate then combined once fined.
Fermentation: Fermented in barrel with selected aromatic yeast. Fermented at approximately 13-15°. Fermentation lasted 4 weeks. Following ferment the wine was lees stirred weekly for 2 1/2 months to add texture and complexity.
Barrel Handling: French Oak
Finning: The wine was protein stabilised using Bentonite then cold stabilized.
Filtration: The wine was filtered off tartrates and finings.
Maimai Creek New Zealand, produce varietal wines using sustainable practices that enhance quality.
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