One of the major influences on the 2019 harvest was the preceding winter which saw 70% more rainfall than the previous year - one recognised as among the driest in the history of the Cape Winelands. An unexpected warm spell in June 2018 saw temperatures rising to above 30C, pushing the vineyards to uneven budding and patchy ripening as the berries gained sugar and colour. The uneven ripening posed a real challenge for the harvest teams. Fortunately, excellent conditions during the ripening period resulted in very healthy, small berries with intense aromatic potential and balance. Grapes from our old vines contributed intensity and structure, complimented by elegance and freshness from our younger vines.
This vibrant Gew?rztraminer displays a bright straw colour. Attractive notes of Turkish delight and lime leaf entice on the nose. Intense flavours of lychee rose petal and citrus cote the slightly sweet palate. Sweet aromatics and spice are beautifully balanced by fresh acidity and finesse. A delicious semi-sweet Gew?rztraminer.