Angoves Chalk Hill Blue Riesling Gewurztraminer 2013

Riesling Gewurztraminer South Australia
The topical Alsation cépage of Riesling with Traminer, Chalk Hill Blue is a consistent performer around the national wine show circuit, for its ebullient, spiced floral fruit characters and seamless complexity. Established 1886 with a view to crafting medicinal elixirs for the well being of body and soul, Angove now host some of the most splendid vineyards across South Australia. The quality of Angove's fruit lies at the core of this exquisite accord of varietal grapes, the essence and redolence of Alsace, in a cleanly perfumed Aussie styling.
An assemblage of the best parcels Riesling and Traminer, sourced off the Angove family’s Nanya vineyards, vinified alongside select harvests from excellent sites along the River Murray. Soils are predominantly red sandy loam over limestone, on gently undulating east west ridges. Grapes are picked throughout the chill of night to retain the crispness of fruit at lower temperatures, parcels are transported to the Renmark wineworks and treated to a membrane tank press. After a spell of cold settling, the clarified juices are racked to cooled fermenters and inoculated with choice yeasts. Minimal handling and light filtration captures the vitality that's so essential to a Traminer Riesling blend.
Pale straw with green hues. Distinctive floral characters of Riesling are lifted by the aromatically precocious Gewurztraminer. The palate delivers citrus and lime, rose petals and spice, before a splendidly clean finish. A juicy natural acidity contributing to excellent palate weight and flavour persistence overall, superb as accompaniment too spiced recipes and the freshest fish.
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