2016 Dappled Single Vineyard Gewurztraminer

Yarra Valley, VIC

Shaun Crinion takes on skin contact Gewürz with a little splash of Pinot.



It’s pretty clear by now that Dappled is an out-and-out star producer. One of the very best. The value is extraordinary but quality is the main take-home.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

This has to be one of the most surprising and indeed remarkable white wines we've tried in recent times.

Upon crowning Dappled s his Best New Winery in his 2018 Wine Companion, James Halliday labelled owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion as one of those winemakers who "come around once in the metaphorical blue moon."  Shaun does things his own way, no more so than with this stunning Gewurztraminer.

Gewurz can often be simple in its overt musky, fruity character, but coming from the ultra cool Macedon Ranges this has the acidity many Gewurz lack, with time on skims and the addition of 5% Pinot Noir adding a lovely pinky/orange colour and oodles of texture.

A sit-you-back-in-your-chair white/pink/amber wine from an extremely impressive producer.  Extremely limited.

About Dappled Wines

Dappled owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from around the globe, culminating with the establishment of a label all of his own. 

Shaun's focus is on expressing the sub-regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a growing range of experimental wines.

With the combination of Shaun's A-grade fruit from the Yarra's top growers and his precise, astute winemaking, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none. 

He was James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2018. The wines have only stepped in quality since then though the modest pricing remains the same. Unsurprisingly, his wines sell out in short order each year. He's now regarded as one of the best small-scale producers in the modern Yarra Valley.

Winemaker Shaun Crinion
Winemaker Shaun Crinion
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

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! 

Skins fermented with approx 5% whole bunch fermented (MV6) Pinot Noir added, this dusky pink wine imitates a Rose, however is aromatic and textural. Limited release. 

Blend : Gewurztraminer (95%), Pinot Noir (5%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shaun in the winery
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is such a fascinating wine.  Pinky/orange in colour, the nose is wildly aromatic with intense aromas of Turkish delight, grapefruit, musk and spice.  The palate is at once energetic, racy, creamy and chewy, with waves of citrus and tropical fruits and a riot of spice.  Keeps you coming back for more and more. What a wine


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