Lillydale Estate Gewürztraminer 2005 (12x750mL) Yarra Valley, VIC

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Overview

Fruit flavours of lychee and citrus blossom are enhanced by the tight, clean and crisp natural acidity. A talcum powder-like, soft mouth feel balances this elegant palate of austere structure and length.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with pink rose hues.

Aroma

An intensely perfumed nose of rose petal and spice, the aroma also displays intense lychee characters with hints of musk and exotic fruit.

Palate

Fruit flavours of lychee and citrus blossom are enhanced by the tight, clean and crisp natural acidity. A talcum powder-like, soft mouth feel balances this elegant palate of austere structure and length.

Food Matching

Mexican Spiced Grilled Chicken, Steamed Basmati rice & Mango Salad; Atlantic Salmon Gravalax, toasted Brioche

Winemaking Notes

100 per cent Gewürztraminer. The 2005 vintage was characterised by record rainfall in February, with con¬ditions fining up for the months leading into vintage. The result was a slightly earlier vintage, with fruit picked at optimum maturity.

The hand picked fruit exclusively from Lillydale Estate’s Sunnyside block was separated into two distinct parcels to add layers of complexity. Both parcels were gently crushed and chilled to below 6°C before the Sunnyside’s old vine fruit was directed into the rapid drainer to produce free run juice with minimal skin contact. The free run juice from this old vine component was cold settled and racked until brilliantly clear before fermentation in stainless steel tanks under very cool temperatures (10-11°C).

The other fruit component was crushed into the press and held on skins overnight to produce an intensely pink coloured juice. This parcel was drained, pressed and cold settled before a period of barrel fermentation. The exclusive use of four year old oak ensured no oak tannin influence was imparted in the final blend. The two components were blended and bottled under screw cap to maximize the fruit driven flavours of this style.

Vintage
2005
Region
VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Gewurztraminer
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11.5%

Winery Profile

Lillydale Estate has been part of the family-owned McWilliam's group since 1994, with Max McWilliam in charge of the Victorian arm of the family empire. The recently renovated restaurant is a lovely place to spend a few hours peacefully gazing over the distant Mt. Toolebewong Ranges, soaking in the tranquil surroundings on the fairer side of the Yarra Valley.

The wines, particularly the range of award winning whites, are very good indeed. In warmer years the Cabernet Merlot blend can be quite delicious. The cool climate Shiraz has a great pedigree, winning three trophies in its first two vintages since 2001

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