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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    Rodney P.
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    4 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Galloping Gewurztraminer

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

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Vinden Estate

Angus Vinden, the dynamic young winemaker of Vinden Wines, is redefining this beloved Hunter Valley winery. Taking over from his father a few years ago, Angus has infused fresh energy into the family label, producing exciting, modern wines that are garnering attention from the country's leading wine scribes.

He focuses on the Hunter Valley's classic Semillon and Shiraz, excelling with Tempranillo and even Chenin Blanc while exploring these varieties with a creativity and flair rarely seen in the region. Angus expanded the estate with the purchase of the historic Somerset Vineyard, a vineyard with a storied past, having provided the fruit for some of the region’s most acclaimed wines over the last 50+ years. It is a very good thing for the region that this iconic site is now in Gus' hands.

Vinden Wines is a vibrant blend of tradition and innovation, making it hands down one of the Hunter Valley's most exciting up-and-coming labels.

Winemaker Angus Vinden - Hunter Valley, NSW Vinden Estate

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