Sunday, 22 October 2017

Hidden Creek Gewurztraminer 2017


Andy Williams and his wife Leeanne have taken the reigns at Hidden Creek. The cellar door has been reinvigorated with a new menu. 2017 was the first vintage with Andy in the winery flying solo after numerous winemaking roles elsewhere. This Gewurz is the first for Hidden Creek and is the first Andy has made as well.

The fruit was sourced from the Bungawarra vineyard, a few kilometres to the west of Hidden Creek winery. The vines are 35 years old.

600 bottles were produced. Barrel fermented with six weeks on lees, this is not an overly perfumed nor expressive Gewurz, though it is a good drink none the less.

Dry, restrained rose water with some textural appeal. Well weighted but still retaining freshness, the mouth is coated with sheets of fruit with a fine ribbon of lychee pulsating through. A faint dash of pepper on exit delivers is a neat send off.

Drink now.

88/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $35
Source: Cellar Door

www.hiddencreek.com.au

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