Invitational Maleeya Gewürztraminer 2022
ROSEWATER • JASMINE • TURKISH DELIGHT
Our first Gewürztraminer made from 100% Chatsfield Vineyard fruit. 750ml.
Appearance: pale hay, hint of green
Aroma: bright fresh and minerally with hints of lifted lychee, blood orange peel, rose water and Turkish delight, and a touch of ginger and cinnamon
Palate: bone dry with an explosive intensity of fruit; lychee, tropical fruit, Turkish delight and rose water with crystallised ginger and cinnamon stick
The Chatsfield Vineyard in Mt Barker grows Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and a little bit of Gewurztraminer on bush vines up to 40 years old. Yielding less than one tonne, the pink berried Gewurztraminer was hand-picked, chilled at 0C overnight, whole bunch pressed, and foot stomped to extract the flavours from the skins. It was then cool fermented in a stainless steel tank with aromatic yeast before maturing on lees in a French oak barrel for three months. The result is a delicate dry wine with hints of tropical guava, white flowers and citrus. 65 cases made.
For the first time ever, we have added a range of wines to the Duke's portfolio that are made from premium fruit sourced from other vineyards in Southwest Australia. Part of this decision was made because we want to showcase some of the other great expressions of cool climate wines that are being made in this part of the world.
- Vintage 2022
- Alcohol 12.6%
- Type Wine
- Vineyard 100% Chatsfield Vineyard, Mt Barker Estate Fruit
- Varietal Gewürztraminer
- Region Great Southern, Western Australia
- Sub-region Mt Barker
- Residual sugar <2 g/l
- pH 3.6
- Acidity 5.9 g/l