Neethlingshof Gewurztraminer 2009

Neethlingshof Gewurztraminer 2009

Colour: Bright straw colour with flashes of green.
Bouquet: Turkish delight, rose petals and hints of jasmine and honeysuckle.
Taste: Off-dry with a spicy character, traces of Turkish delight and a zesty finish.

An ideal companion to liver and fish pâtés and lightly spiced Asian dishes, it also makes a good partner to fruity desserts.

variety : Gewurztraminer [ 100% Gewurztraminer ]
winemaker : De Wet Viljoen
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.69 % vol  rs : 6.9 g/l  pH : 3.75  ta : 5.16 g/l  
type : White  style : Off Dry  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : The wine can be enjoyed now but will reach its full potential within the next 3 years.

in the vineyard : The trellised Gewürztraminer vines, 15 years' old at the time of picking and grafted onto Richter 99 rootstocks, are established in deep red Tukulu soils on the southern slopes facing False Bay. The sea breezes have a cooling influence on the vineyard during the summer months to decelerate ripening and make for more concentrated flavours.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 23° Balling in mid-February.

in the cellar : Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks, using Maurivin 350 yeast.

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