"2021 vintage conditions were joyous. There was no stress in the vineyard, with plenty of water and warmth at the right time. An extended ripening period without disease pressure led to great flavour. The fruit was plentiful and perfectly ripe. What a strange contrast to the previous year! The blend composition is: 76% GewŸrztraminer (harvested from Woodside on 22nd February; 20% Riesling (harvested from Echunga on 18th March); and 4% Sauvignon Blanc from Carey Gully (also picked on 18th March). The GewŸrztraminer had completed fermentation before the Riesling and Sauvignon were picked. The two later varieties were co-fermented, with fermentation stopped by chilling at the desired level of dryness. Both parcels were blended on yeast lees and left to settle in stainless steel."
"The nose is exotic, complex and deeply aromatic, with notes of galangal, stem ginger, Turkish delight, beurre bosc pear and citrus blossom. In the mouth the wine is fresh, linear and compelling. A laser like entry of exotic flavour is backed up by a back palate alive with stone fruit and lingering Asian herbs like lemongrass and coriander root." - Stephen Pannell