Delatite `Catherine’s Block` Reserve Gewurtztraminer 2012 (12x375mL), VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$287.88 per case
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Overview

Our Reserve Gewürztraminer comes from Catherine’s Block (named for David’s wife) an old lucerne paddock that was planted to grapes in 1972, and is made very much in the mould of the vendage tardive wines of Alsace.

The fruit for this wine was allowed to hang on the vine for ten days longer than our dry ‘Deadmans’ Hill’, to allow more sweetness and a more intense flavour to develop in the berries. The fruit was hand-picked and then crushed into our press where it was allowed to sit for six hours on skins, allowing the dehydrated/botrytised berries to release their sugar into the juice.

The juice was then cold settled in the tank before warming up and undergoing natural/wild ferment in tank. The ferment was stopped while there was still 60g/L of sugar left unfermented in the wine. It was then prepared for bottling without any use of fining agents and bottled.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A delicate and delicious semi-sweet wine capable of matching fresh fruit, pastry desserts, or just a hot day when you want a little sugar-based energy. 375ml. Rating 92 - Drink by 2017, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The wine has a lovely pale straw colour

Aroma

A nose of musk and roses.

Palate

The palate is of course sweet but is balanced with a clean acid finish.

Food Matching

Enjoy it with all deserts, especially poached pear with home-made vanilla ice cream.

Cellaring

The sweetness and acid of this wine will allow it to age and soften for twelve years.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Dessert Wines
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
10%

Winery Profile

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Delatite is a small family run winery, established in 1982 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie and now run by their son David. Specialising in cool climate wines, especially white aromatics, it is sited on a picturesque rise overlooking the vineyards toward Mt Buller in North-east Victoria.

As part of families who have been farming in Australia since the early nineteenth century, David and Catherine are committed to sustainable agricultural practices and winemaking with integrity.

Since 2002 they’ve followed Biodynamic practices across all areas of vineyard operations and also believe in minimalist winemaking.

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