2021 The Vinden Headcase Skin Contact Gewurztraminer

Vinden Estate |Hunter Valley |Gewurztraminer
Skin-fermented Gewurztraminer from the Hunter Valley. Textural, intensely aromatic and something a little different from this historic region.
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A very different take on Gewurztraminer here from young Angus Vinden.

This variety is notorious for becoming caricatured and flabby. If you let it get away from you, Gewurz can become cloying and overly unctuous. Not the case here.

Some very clever winemaking from Gus, utilising extended maceration on skins, has given this an element of grip and crunch which keeps the wine focused and a little chewy.

Yes, it's wonderfully aromatic and a little cheeky, It is Gewurz after all, however there's a little more under the hood of this interesting Hunter Valley white.

This Gewürztraminer was sourced from our Somerset Vineyard. This dry grown block was planted in 2004 on red volcanic clay soil, over weathered limestone. The wine comprises of three different components- the first and second components spent five days on skins before being pressed off to a Spanish clay amphorae and neutral French oak. The third spent 24 hours on skins before being basket pressed and fermented on solids in tank, before élevage in neutral French oak. Unfined, unfiltered, delicious.

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    Galloping Gewurztraminer

    Absolutely fabulous wine with great flavours and a dry finish to life.

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Vinden Estate

Young Angus Vinden is the owner/winemaker of this much-loved Hunter Valley winery.

Having taken the reins from his father just a few years ago, Gus is reimagining his family's wine label with a string of exciting, modern wines coming out of his cellar.

He sources fruit from some of the Hunter's greatest vineyards, focusing primarily on Semillon and Shiraz, as well as turning out a very good Tempranillo.

He's one of the young guns of the Hunter Valley that should have a close eye kept on him. His wines are on the up!

Winemaker Angus Vinden - Hunter Valley, NSW Vinden Estate

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