Even Keel /
Field Blend 2020
A blend of Cortese and Gewürztraminer provides lifted florals of rose petal, green pear, alpine and jasmine flowers. Entry of lemon grass, lime, pear and apples woven together by a beautiful salty texture and refreshing acidity. A light elegant and refreshing wine .
Cortese and Gewürztraminer picked on the same day and co-fermented, ie. field pick, and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the wine making process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulfur added.
Fermentation occurs using wild yeast and is then left unsulfured to the following summer at which time most of the wine has completed full malolactic fermentation. A minimal amount of sulfur is added in the spring and left in barrel for a total of 12 months where it is racked off gross lees and into tank. The resulting wine is bottled using no finings and minimal filtration. Wine is racked out of barrel during winter with its lees. In spring is finished and bottled.
A blend of:
Cortese from Bassat vineyard, situated on an Easterly facing slope at 190m above sea level, in Red Hill. Mill Hill vineyard, road block, situated on a Northerly facing slope at 270m above sea level, in Red Hill.
Gewürztraminer from Talland Hill – Altitude: 170m above sea level Coordinates: 38*35’16’’ south, 145* 0’45’ East Average rainfall: 700mm Trellising system: VSP and cane pruned Planted : 1992 Vineyard orientation: Majority of vineyard planted on a north facing slope with north facing orientation.