Barossa - Eden Valley Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Kerner Blend
A delicate balance of floral bouquet's, hints of spice with a clean and softly textured finish. A blend of three grape varieties and the only blend of it kind in Australia; Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Kerner (see Kontrapunkt Chaffey wine for more information).
Vineyard: The Fechner brothers' applauded vineyard in the Eden Valley is unique for both its spectacular aromatics and its unique varietal mix.
Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2019 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced; due to the lower than average rainfall recordings. Frost disrupted the first vine buds in spring and throughout flowering which again reduced overall wine grape supply. The dry ripening season through summer kept disease pressure to a minimum and cooler high country breezes allowed the grapes to ripen for a vintage of premium quality
Winemaking: This field blend is a co-fermentation consisting of 40% Riesling, 40% Gewürztraminer and 20% Weißer Herold or Kerner grape variety (from one of only two Australian plantings of this Riesling-Trollinger crossbreed).
Appearance: Clean and clear in colour.
Aroma/Bouquet: Düfte Punkt is an aromatic paradigm-shift. Striking Lychee and Turkish delight aromas, followed by orange blossom, musk with a touch of rosewater.
Palate: A complex palate that is layered and luscious, showing lychees, mandarins, minerality and a lingering powder-puff of florals.
Food Pairing: Perfect with a pork roast or anything with a bit of heat and spice.
Residual Sugar: 5.9g/L
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar potential: Now to 10+ years
Winemakers: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela
Vineyard: The vineyard is located in the heart of the Eden Valley wine region, noted for high elevation with cool evening temperatures which is essential for premium white wine production. 100% estate grown Gewurztraminer.
Season: The vintage began with well below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring which enhanced flowering and set to deliver average to above-average yield potential. Low disease pressure was maintained by one of the hottest Decembers on record, when temperatures cooled down and rainfall began in late January, verasion had arrived. The fruit matured with an earlier harvest as predicted. Open vine canopies allowed air flow to develop fruit structure and sugars. Overall characterised by average yields with very high quality.
Wine making: Hand picked Gewurztraminer bunches were gently pressed to extract juice and maintain the delicate aromatic qualities of the variety. Fermented until dry to capture a light and crisp wine style.
Appearance: Pale straw
Aroma/Bouquet: The nose is delicate and elegant, with hints of musk and apple blossom underpinned by citrus lime.
Palate: A refreshing and aromatic wine variety showcasing lychee fruit with a touch of grapefruit, lemon zest and black pepper. Perfumed with nutmeg spice leads to a light and dry finish on the back palate.
Food Pairing: Spicy Asian or Indian cuisine, Moroccan Tagine or a selection of fruity cheddar cheese.
Residual Sugar: NA
Production: 170 cases
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Wine maker: Joanne Irvine
Barossa - Eden Valley Gewürztraminer
Vineyard: Grown from old vines in the Fechner family vineyard located in the northern end of Eden Valley, known as Moculta. A new wine variety from Chaffey Bros Wine Co. has been released. Sourced from single vineyard is the handpicked. 100% Gewurztraminer.
Season: Eden Valley received good winter rains which set the growing season off to a good start. Flowering was consistent with bunches setting well and generous quantities expected. Summer was warm and dry with the added benefit of Eden Valley's high altitude allowing cool evening's and breezes to assist with wine grapes maintaining freshness and high levels of natural acidity.
Appearance: Clear in colour.
Aroma/Bouquet: Aromatic rosewater, Turkish delight and a burst of lemon zest. Gewurztraminer is aromatic and delicate on the palate but unlike the European wine styles Gewurztraminer in the Barossa region is dry and light.
Palate: Delicate on the palate, yet a textural beauty. Oily and viscous mouth feel. Hints of Lychee fruits and orange rind with underlying Turkish delight and rose water not This is a great wine for those of us who enjoy fruity wines without too much sweetness and soft smooth finishes.es.
Food Pairing: Shellfish, spicy cuisine & cheese platters.
Residual Sugar: 7.9
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar potential: drink now to 10 years
Winemaker: Daniel Hartwig & Theo Engela
Barossa - Eden Valley Sparkling Riesling
Vineyard: Grown from old vines in the Fechner family vineyard located in the northern end of Eden Valley, known as Moculta; a super premium region of the Barossa, bordering the Eden Valley region (380m altitude).
Season: The season can be characterised as long and cool with good winter rains providing high moisture levels in the soil. January to February was cooler than expected with March having warmer days 2-3 degrees above average.
Wine making: With handpicked Riesling (87%), Kerner (10%) and Gewurztraminer (3%) grapes, the fruit was gently co-fermented and pressed before fermentation and bottling.
Appearance: Pale Straw
Aroma/Bouquet: Mineral, lemon zest and subtle aromas of tropical fruits.
Palate: Zingy citrus arrive on your palate with a light and refreshing feel. Crisp summer fruits offer complexity for this very enjoyable sparkling wine. it's a little Prosecco like!
Food Pairing: Shellfish, spicy cuisine, cheese plates or enjoy from the beginning to the middle and end of a dinner party.
Residual Sugar: 5.5 g/L
Production: 590 dozen (750ml)
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Cellar Potential: Now but can be enjoyed for many years. expect further complexity with age.
Wine Maker: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig & Theo Engela