Mountadam Vineyards Eden Valley Gewurztraminer
Vineyard: Mountadam Gewurztraminer is situated at the top of the Barossa wine region known as High Eden - 550m.
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 at 12-14°C in stainless steel, with regular lees stiring prior to bottling.
Aroma/Bouquet: Lifted aroma's of honey suckle and orange blossom with delicate notes of Turkish delight, musk and mandarin juice.
Palate: Immediately aromatic on the palate with an explosion of ginger and mandarin juice with perfume overtones that linger and lead to a dry but complex and textured finish.
Food Pairing: Asian fusion particularly spicy dishes, shellfish such as creamy clam chowder.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Wine maker: Helen McCarthy