2016 Shy Susan Gewurztraminer


Barrel fermented and matured Gewürztraminer from Tasmania. "Fabulous..." -Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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About The Wine

This is a powerful example of Tasmanian Gewürztraminer from winemaking and husband and wife team, Glenn James and Jo Marsh.

It was wild fermented in a brand new puncheon with full solids after 12 hours on skins to amplify flavour and mouthfeel. It stayed on lees for 16 months before bottling, it was a long road to release but the winemakers' patience has been well worth it.

Despite the new oak component, the finished wine is incredibly pure and focused.

Some very crafty winemaking here and a delicious, floral, expressive wine at the end. Great stuff from Jo and Glenn.

Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2016 season was quite warm and early with fruit being harvested in March. Pristine fruit was hand harvested from the White Hills vineyard at Relbia (in the hills south of the Tamar Valley). The fruit was then gently de-stemmed to tank press and allowed to soak on skins for 12 hours to ensure maximum flavour extraction.

Pressed directly to barrel without the use of sulphur dioxide or press cuts, the juice was wild fermented in a new puncheon with full solids at around 18 degrees Celsius. Maturation in oak for 16 months on lees then occurred to build texture, complexity and allow all the flavour components to fully integrate.

Blend : Gewürztraminer (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Glenn James and Jo Marsh
Glenn James and Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Matured in a brand new barrel for over a year but boy has it taken that oak and kicked it to the curb. Soft, flavoursome, rich, elegant; it turns its hand to everything and makes it look like a snip. Fabulous. Heady in an excellent way." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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