Saint Clair 'Pioneer Block 12' Lone Gum Gewurztraminer 2021, Marlborough
Perfumed rose petal and layers of enjoyment
The fruit was crushed and allowed several hours of skin contact at cold temperatures to extract the full complement of flavour, phenolic and aroma compounds required. Following the settling period the clear juice was racked, taking with it a portion of light fluffy lees, then fermented using selected yeast in stainless steel at moderately cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. The fermentation was arrested early to retain some residual sugar.
Pale gold. Complex layers of spice, perfumed rose petal and Turkish Delight. Rich, luscious and textural with an abundance of lychee and Turkish Delight. The palate has a round and full mouthfeel with a hint of spice on the finish.