Floral notes, pot pourri and ginger spice leap from the glass with gusto. It can only be Macedon Ranges Gewürztraminer! Nectarine fruits and rose petal notes are also present. Tangerine and nectarine fruits spill onto the palate. There is no residual sugar here, and with the cool climate the natural acidity gives the palate a lovely backbone. Spicy ginger phenolics focus the palate, helping add structure and drive. A very refreshing and lively palate. - Al Timms, Shadowfax
Fruit from the Midhill vineyard in Romsey. Good spring rains set the season up in the Macedon Ranges. Soil moisture continued through to harvest even though there was no rain in January, February and March. The growing season was settled and full foliage had to be carefully managed, with crop thinning required. The dry summer allowed fruit to be harvested on phenolic and flavour ripeness alone, a rare treat in the Macedon Ranges. Fruit was handpicked in pristine condition.
Hand harvested fruit was firmly whole bunch pressed to impart some skin contact to release the full flavour profile and impart some phenolic texture. The juice was ferment in a cool environment to help retain floral and natural Gewürztraminer aromas. The purity of the grape flavours were retained, bottling the wine in September 2018