Mountadam Vineyards

2016 Mountadam Eden Valley Gewurztraminer

Winemakers Note


The wine has a pale straw colour with a green hue.  The wine has a pungent lifted aroma that springs from the glass.  Turkish delight, musk and mandarin juice characters leap from the glass.  The palate is much more restrained, showing more  subtle versions of the aromas.  The wine is dry and has a good clean acid line.  The wine has significant persistence.  

The fruit was harvested during February 2016.   Small bins of fruit were tipped into the top of the press to allow for gentle extraction of the juice.  The parcel was carefully  handled protect the delicate aromatic precursors present in the juice.  The parcels was fermented at 12-14°C in stainless steel.  Following fermentation wine was left on lees for 3 months prior to preparation for bottling.

 Case of 6

Wine Specs

22 February 2016
Cool fermentation in stainless steel tank
26 July 2016

Wine Profile

Tony Love, SA Weekend, November 11, 2016: 'The Mountadam 2016 Gewurztraminer is all High Eden Valley fruit from a recently acquired vineyard – and the first made by the winery. Its aromas are no-holds-barred with rose, musk and turkish delight as expected. But it’s the flavour of pink lady apple, sweet cinnamon, even sumac spice and underlying acidity that makes this such a summery refreshment. Get some five spice pork belly to go with it.'
Gold Medal 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Block HE9 on Mountadam West.