2023 Vinden Somerset Vineyard Skin Contact Gewurztraminer

Vinden Estate |Hunter Valley |Gewurztraminer
A Hunter Valley skin-contact Gewurz with bundles of texture, flavour and captivating floral aromatics.

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Gewurztraminer is renowned for its aromatics, so using some skin contact is a great way to intensify them. This one from Gus Vinden does just that.

Two parcels of grapes were treated differently in the winery, with varying degrees of skin contact and fermentation in different vessels, including clay amphorae, French oak and stainless steel.

As you can imagine, the phenolics and aromas are pretty intense. Blossom, citrus, nuts, a bit of funkiness, but lots of fun, with a full mouthfeel and bright flavours. Truly an interesting take on Gewurz, but of course we'd expect that from Vinden.

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 two different components- the first spent five days on skins before being pressed off to a Spanish clay amphorae and neutral French oak. The second spent 36 hours on skins before being pressed and fermented on solids in the tank.

Region: Hunter Valley, NSW
Blend: Gewurztraminer (100%)
ABV: 12.00%
Closure: 750ml
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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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