Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Noble Gewürztraminer 2014

An elegant dessert wine with richly concentrated flavours of spicy apricot.

Colour:
Golden straw.

Aroma:
Spiced apricots with notes of orange marmalade.

Palate:
Round and full with flavours of apricot and fig combine with a honey drizzle. The high residual sugar creates a luscious palate which is concentrated and elegant.

Ageing Potential:
This wine is drinking beautifully now but will continue to develop gracefully with further bottle age.

Viticulture:
Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Noble Gewürztraminer was sourced from a small parcel of selectively hand harvested botrytised Gewürztraminer grapes, grown on John and Lynne Walsh’s vineyard in the heart of the Marlborough Valley. The steady northwest wind flow through this unique area allows for noble rot to develop in ideal vintages.

Winemaking:
Grapes were whole bunch pressed and tank fermented with selected yeast. The fermentation was arrested when the winemakers determined the residual sugars to perfectly balance the natural acidity. The finished wine was stabilised then carefully prepared for bottle.

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol 12.00% v/v, Residual sugar 161.00 g/L, Acidity 5.40 g/litre, pH 3.83

Food Match:
A perfect match for blue cheese drizzled with honeycomb or enjoy with any soft cheese, dried fruit, or a fruit based dessert. The wine can also make a lovely alternative to serving a dessert. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

NZ$33.90