2018 Topper’s Mountain Gewurz skinC

New England, NSW

Off the hook wine here from Topper's Mountain. 90 days skin contact, unfined & unfiltered Gewurztraminer. Wildly delicious.


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About The Wine

Topper's Mountain have always had an affinity with Gewürztraminer. 

Their Barrel Fermented version is one of the most complex and serious examples of the variety to be found anywhere in the country. This wine was an experiment in skin contact on the variety which has turned out very well indeed.

The fruit was detemmed and left in old barrels for 90 days before pressing. What has emerged is a wildly fragrant, grippy, sappy wine of crazy character.

This was their first foray into skin contact whites and they've knocked it out of the park.

Vigneron/owner Mark Kirkby
Vigneron/owner Mark Kirkby
New England, NSW
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From The Producer

White wine can sometimes be made as red wine. Berries are destemmed, put into a barrel and then… well let’s see what happens. This ancient winemaking method is often called skin contact fermentation or aging and we have always been convinced that our Gewurztraminer has great potential for such a fermentation.

Finally, in 2018 we decided to actually try it. Two barrels were filled with grapes to undergo spontaneous fermentation plus a couple of months of élevage’ – 90 days on skins in total.

Blend : Gewürztrminer (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Topper's Mountain Vineyard
New England, NSW
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"The result is better than we expected: outrageously fragrant wine with aromas of camomile, dandelion, hay, musk, Turkish delight and honey. This is indeed the most textural white from our portfolio with slightly tannic finish almost like light reds. Flavours of nectarines, ripe pears, lychees, orange peel, rose water and turkish delight. The wine went to the bottle unfiltered and unfined to preserve this wild, exotic and highly entertaining dimension of Gewurztraminer. Best with food and only slightly chilled." - Topper's Mountain

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Fun, wild and exciting

This Gewurz provides you with a different tasting experience with every sip. Aromatic with notes of lychee, pear and rose fragrance. Dry, medium acidity.

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