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2007 VINTAGE

Pioneer Block 12 Lone Gum Gewurztraminer 2007

WINEMAKER: Matt Thomson

BLOCK: 12

Region:

Dog Point

Terroir:

Soils: Free-draining, mix of stones and lighter soils.

Topography: Flat

Climate: Warmer area of the inland South Western Wairau plains.

Vine Age: Twelve years.

Regional Characteristics & contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:

This is a warmer site with early budburst allowing
a long ripening period well into the late autumn.
Hang time increases the intensity and ripeness of
the characteristic Gewurztraminer aromas and gives
a rich weight to the palate.

Viticulture:

The fruit was sourced from the Lone Gum vineyard
in the Dog Point region. Destined for a full, ripe
weighty style with no botrytis influence the fruit was
carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in
the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity
and physiological ripeness.

Colour:

Pale gold

Aroma:

A beautifully intense wine with characters of Turkish
delight, rose petals and spice.

Palate:

The wine is full-bodied with a soft round oily texture
with flavours of Turkish delight and perfumed rose
petal. It is rich and intense with good balance and
impressive length of flavour.

Cellaring:

This wine is drinking beautifully now and may also
be enjoyed over the next two to four years.

Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 4.3 g/litre, Residual Sugar: 21.8g/litre, pH: 3.85.

Food Match:

This wine is an ideal match with lightly spiced
south-east Asian cuisine.

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Awards

  • Trophy Champion Gewurztraminer, Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2008
  • Gold, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008
  • Gold, International Wines & Spirits Competition 2008
  • Gold, Bragato Wine Awards 2008
  • Gold, NZ International Wine Show 2008
  • Gold, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2007