2016 Rileys of Eden Valley Gewurztraminer

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.

Alcohol: 12%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 170 cases

Cellar potential: 10+ years

Wine maker: Joanne Irvine

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