2016 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer

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2016 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer
2016 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer
2016 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer
2016 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer
2016 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer
2016 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer

Skillogalee crafts their Gewurztraminer in the classic style – textural, aromatic and spicy with a crisp finish.

Tasting Notes

The wine is pale straw yellow in appearance with green tinges. Exotic aromatics of orange blossom and quince with ginger spice and orange zest follow through onto the palate which is slippery and round with fruit sweetness, balanced by refreshing, juicy acidity and a lingering, dry finish.

The Gewurztraminer vines at Skillogalee are grown using minimal intervention and sustainable farming practices to minimise the impact on our environment. The wine was made on-site at the Skillogalee winery.

Information on Skillogalee Wines

A family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Clare Valley in South Australia, Skillogalee is known for the exceptional quality of their red and white wines and is widely recognised as one of the region’s top estates. They also lead the way in responsible farming, having practised sustainable methodologies in the vineyard and the winery for many years. The original Skillogalee vineyards were planted in the early 1970’s on stony soils and steep, eastern-facing slopes at almost 500 metres above sea level.

The first wines were released in 1976 and quickly gained acclaim: the 1978 Dry Riesling won major trophies at the Adelaide Wine Show and the National Wine Show, putting Skillogalee firmly on the Australian winemaking map. Aware of the exceptional quality of the vineyards and their potential to produce world-class wines, current owners David and Diana Palmer acquired the property in 1989. In 2002 they purchased next-door neighbour Waninga Vineyards, with 30 hectares of 30-year-old vines, bringing the size of the estate to 60 hectares.

While production increased, the Palmers have taken great care to maintain the quality and characteristic style of the wines. Deciding to avoid the bureaucracy of organic or biodynamic certification does not stop a producer from holding soil health and sustainability as a top priority, and this is the case at Skillogalee. Every effort is taken to ensure the best quality grapes are harvested each year, the vines are hand-pruned, and the fruit is mainly hand-picked, with yields kept extremely low. All wines are produced exclusively from estate-owned vineyards.

    Specifications

    Year 2016
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar Gewurztraminer
    Country Australia
    Alcohol content
    14.7% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 11 units
    Type White Wine
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Food Matches A fantastic food matching wine, spanning most genres: - top of the list should be lightly-spiced, contemporary Asian food, fresh summertime salads and flavoursome white meat dishes.
    Features Vegan and Vegetarian
    Origin Clare Valley
    Appellation South Australia