Flying Sheep Gewurztraminer 2011

Flying Sheep Gewurztraminer 2011

Exotic is the best word I can imagine to describe the kind of gewürztraminer we’d like to make. Ginger, lychee, musk, and pear aromas delighting with their intensity and purity. Gewürztraminer is a slightly unpredictable vine to grow, with yields and seasonal ripening characteristics all over the place. Like Gisborne, we have a warmer climate than is needed to ripen so it’s picked quite early in the season. I believe that plays a big part in explaining the kind of complexity we can achieve. Yes, it’s floral, yes it exhibits cool-climate characteristics but we also achieve a balanced palate, rich texture with a refreshing rounded finish and a hint of minerality.

The Flying Sheep 2011 Gewurztraminer’s Ginger, lychee and pear aromas delight with their intensity and purity. A balanced palate develops, richly textured with refreshing pear flavours, a rounded finish and a hint of minerality.

Awards  

Bronze Medal - 2012 Spiegelau International Wine Competition

Winemaker's Notes

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Wines are sold in multiples of 6 bottles. You are welcome to order any combination of wines to make up 6 bottles.


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