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The Yarra Valley is definitely winemaker Shaun Crinion’s wheelhouse, but here with the Single Vineyard Gewürztraminer he spreads his wings farther afield to the cool climes of the Macedon Ranges.
This is a tight and mineral driven, savoury version of the variety - completely at odds with the big, blousy, oily styles of wine that this variety has become known.
If you like Gewürz with refreshment and x-factor, the Dappled Gewürztraminer will be right up your alley.
What It Tastes Like
Slightly herbal, savoury nose, really fascinating nose. Not at all the big blousey style. Pretty tight and mineral driven in the mouth. Gewurz flavour for sure, but white pepper spice and grip through the mouth. Strings you along a bit.
96 points. “Has more pristine varietal character on the bouquet and palate alike than I’ve encountered for a very long time. The musk, lychee and warm spice bouquet illuminates and intensifies the palate to the degree found in Alsace every day of the week, and oh so rarely in Australia.”
- James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)
Grown in deep volcanic soils on Mount Macedon at 850m above sea level, this vineyard was close planted in 1987 - the perfect cool climate site for Gewurtz! The wine was one-third destemmed then fermented on skins and aged on skins for 3 months (no SO2). The other two-thirds received a long slow whole bunch pressing and was fermented on full lees with wild yeast. After the skins portion was pressed, the 2 wines were combined and transferred into old large format oak. Hand picked on April 9th.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2022
About the Producer
Shaun Crinion is right on the money with his sensational, value-packed range of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays under the Dappled label. The wines express the regionality of the Yarra Valley beautifully, are amazingly packaged and are just killer wines to drink. A Yarra fan’s dream.
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