Petane Gewürztraminer 2020
This is a concentrated, multilayered Gewürztraminer, bright golden-yellow in colour with lemon-green hues. The nose is full and voluminous with delicate rose petals, violets, gingerbread and musk and the floral aroma grows with some glass swirl and aeration. The mouthfeel is soft and fine in texture. This is a gewürztraminer with drive and power, carrying to a strong, long and complex dry finish. Made for the serious and patient wine aficionado, this wine has potential for bottle aging 8+ year with careful cellaring.
2020 was one of those vintages where you actually wanted a splash of rain, we got a little before years end, super dry perfect conditions late summer and early autumn. Under vine was mowed and no herbicide has been used on this block for coming up 6 years; the under-vine grass helps us to devigorate the vines and keep a healthy Insect and earth worm population working in harmony.
Handpicked fruit from our Bellbird vineyard block, whole bunch pressed, chilled and settled over night, then racked into tank and fermented. Post ferment the wine was left on lees to evolve for 7 months prior to bottling.
PICKING DATE: 24th March 2020
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5.79
BOTTLING DATE: 29 September 2020