JO’S HARVEST NOTES Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
JO’S WINEMAKING This wine is made from a blend of fruit grown in the Goulburn Valley and Murray Darling vineyards. Following delivery and crushing of the grapes during the cool of the night, the blended juice was cold settled and racked. An aromatic yeast was used for inocculation and this parcel was cool fermented for 21 days. The resulting wine is fresh and vibrant showing notes of lovely of aromatic and tropical fruit flavour.
JO’S WINE DESCRIPTION Strong, luscious, musk aromatics of the Gewurztraminer are complemented by lifted floral and lime aromas from the Riesling. The Pinot Grigio provides texture and adds some structural acidity with the verdelho adding a layer of complexity. The palate is bright and fresh with spice and citrus fruits and deliciously cleansing acidity on the finish.
JO’S FOOD MATCHES I love this wine with Seafood, curries and spicy dishes, such as scallops with ginger, chilli and lime.
VINTAGE INFORMATION Region: Central Victoria Varietal: 46% Gewurztraminer, 28% Riesling, 20% Pinot Grigio, 6% Verdelho Alcohol: 12.5% Residual Sugar: 3.5g/L Best Consumed 2018 – 2022