2% Gewurztraminer - Co-fermented
Shallow shale top soil over blue/grey slate
Sustainably farmed with organic principles.
The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. Indeed, Gewürztraminer and lychees share the same aroma compounds. Dry Gewürztraminers may also have aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes. It is not uncommon to notice some spritz (fine bubbles on the inside of the glass). Wikipedia
"Mouth-watering flavours with a zippy line of acidity. Bright and textural with lemon freshness. There is a contemporary savoury edge that adds interest and intrigue. Slides down easily. " Toni Paterson, The Real Review
"Slippery, lightly oily white of pear drop scents and flavours. Its pretty simple and very clean, quite perfumed. Glides well in the palate, delivers a nice hit of the variety without much complexity. " Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
Fresh, lively, & textured.
Low yields and handpicking. Cool fermentation in stainless steel is followed by four months on lees.
An elegant Chardonnay with complexity, texture and fine acidity. Delicate but full flavoured.
Citrus and passionfruit nose with white stone fruit and a delightful light creaminess with the palate fresh and enticing on entry with citrus and light tropical notes. Mid palate shows wonderful depth of flavour from partial barrel fermentation in French Barriques. Finishing with great length and crisp acidity.
The intention with Minnow Creek is to maintain the goal of sourcing the best parcels of fruit in order to craft wines which continue to reflect the full flavoured generosity for which McLaren Vale is justifiably renowned.
Small scale winemaking allows Minnow Creek to assert complete control over the winemaking process from picking through to bottling, in order to provide Minnow Creek customers with the truest expression of the Vales regional flavours.
Fiano is a variety that originates in Campagna Italy. climatically well suited to McLaren Vale, particularly as it retains excellent levels of natural acidity as the fruit ripens. Fiano has relatively small berries and thick skins perfect for creating a style with plenty of structure and texture. We've worked with the naturally generous phenolics by incorporating skin contact during fermentation and oxidatively handling the juice prior to barrel fermentation in old French oak. The result is a wine of fresh natural acidity, citrus and almond meal flavours with a full textural mouth fell.
Fermented in oak barrels for a duration of 7 months. On the nose there are notes of pear, melon, minerals with a subtle hint of herbs. On the palate it is refreshing, slightly sweet and with a zingy acidity. Well balanced with a little bitterness which gives it great structural character.
The winery is a project of Bodegas Godeval and Jorge Ordonez. It is located in the mountains next to El Barco de Valdeorras, in the province of Orense (Galicia), in the northwest of Spain. The 35 year-old Godello vineyards are located on the mountain slopes, and are therefore in terraces.
The 35 year old vines are grafted from centenary gnarled Godello vines planted by monks but now resides in the courtyard of the present day winery.
Godello is a white grape variety primarily found in northwest Spain and northern Portugal. The grape is capable of producing very fine white wines, and it is in the Valdeorras region that its greatest successes are seen, leading to a steady increase in plantings there.
Godello, in Jancis Robinson MW words', "combines the structure of white burgundy with the finesse of a juicily mineral grape".
APPEARANCE Brilliant, bright straw with a faint green edge
NOSE A dramatic and powerful nose that is constantly evolving in the glass. Amongst the descriptors are sublime fragrant citron and baby pineapple,while wild notes of lamb's fat and struck flint provide a beguiling complexity that lift the floral and spice fruit perfume and frame a stunning Heytesbury Chardonnay nose.
PALATE Super fine, textured and succulent with impeccable balance and poise driven by seamless natural acidity. Juicy white nectarine and preserved lemon puree form a strong fruit core which is embellished with flavours of spicy oak, lanolin and flint. Exhibits that wonderful and rare quality; power with restraint.
Vasse Felix is Margaret River’s founding wine estate and was established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity.
Pristine isolation, ancient lands and twin oceans make Margaret River a wine paradise and one of the world’s greatest environments to grow ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. These varieties, alongside Shiraz and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the primary focus at Vasse Felix.
All wines are estate-grown in Vasse Felix’s four Margaret River vineyards then estate-made and bottled within its state-of-the-art winemaking facility.
Vasse Felix is regarded as one of Australia's draw-card winery destinations and welcomes all visitors, daily for a host of wine and culinary experiences.