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.
Bronze Medal - 2012 Spiegelau International Wine
Wines are sold in multiples of 6 bottles. You are welcome to order any combination of wines to make up 6 bottles.