Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW PT’s Verdelho

Wine Name

TW PT’s Verdelho 2012

Vintage 2012
Release Price $25.00
Release Date November 2012
Harvest Date 28 March 2012
Bottling Date September 2012
Grape Variety Verdelho
Region Gisborne
Description Heady aromas of apricot essence, nashi pear, jasmine and cardamom greet your senses. The palate is elegant and offers exotic flavours of white peach and spiced pears drizzled with apricot syrup. Essence of apricot lingers on the finish.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Bright, twinkling pale straw, this wine shows wonderfully intense aromas of apricot essence, nashi pear, jasmine and cardamom. The seamlessly elegant palate offers exotic flavours of white peach and spiced pears drizzled with apricot syrup. The warming finish leave the mouth tingling with spice and essence of apricot.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Perfect bunches of Verdelho were hand harvested in the cool early morning temperatures and then gently whole bunch pressed. The wonderfully spicy, opalescent juice was briefly settled and cooled before being transferred to mature French barriques for fermentation. A selection of aromatic yeasts were used to maximise the spiciness and rich stonefruit characters of the juice. Quickly after the finish of fermentation, the wine was racked, to retain the fresh aromas and spice characters. Prior to bottling this Verdelho was perfected with natural proteins before bottling.
pH 3.55

Alcohol Content

13%

Residual Sugar

5.0g/L

Total Acidity

6.99g/L

Brix at Harvest

22.5
Cellaring Recommendation Wonderful drinking now, this wine has excellent natural acidity which will allow extended cellaring potential. Enjoy this wine for at least 5 – 10 years.

Food Match

Such a rich vibrant wine will match well with rich chicken dishes, salmon, and scallops. Enjoy with your favourite cheeses too!