• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2019 Pfeiffer The Carson Gewurztraminer

A seductive nose of rose water and musk.
Normal Price: $17.50
Wine Club Price: $15.75
Availability AVAILABLE

Grapes Gewürztraminer

Vintage 2019

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2019 Gewürztraminer to maximise its flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing King Valley

Harvest Date February 2019
Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2018. Our annual rainfall for 2018 was well below the average 565mm, with only 316mm falling for the year. With such low rainfall, we were forced to commence irrigation in late September to try to build canopy strength. Irrigation continued throughout the rest of the year, constantly throughout the summer and also during the harvest.

We experienced one of our hottest summers on record, with several weeks of temperatures above 40C in January. These exceptionally hot and dry conditions resulted in low yields, particularly in Chardonnay for the whites (which was around 40% down), in Shiraz for the reds (which was around 50%) and in our Muscat and Topaques (which were around 50% down). Overall our yields were 25-30% lower than forecasted.

Vintage commenced on the 21st February, with Pinot Grigio, Frontignac and Shiraz all being harvested on the first day. We experienced yet another compressed vintage, with 90% of our intake being harvested in 5 weeks and the remaining 10% of our intake being harvested in the subsequent 4 weeks. This of course put a lot of pressure on fermenter space, refrigeration and our staff, with such an intense period in the vintage.

Fruit quality was good, with the white varieties showing strong varietal characters and surprisingly good acidity given the hot weather. Our red wines have exceptional deep and dark purple colours, with ripe, generous and concentrated flavours, very much reflective of the vintage. Our fortified wines have performed strongly as well, with our Portuguese varieties for our port styles being particularly good and our Muscat and Topaque wines having great lusciousness and depth of flavour.

Winemakers Comments Made only using the free-run juice, our Gewurztraminer was fermented in stainless steel tanks for 14 days at temperatures of approximately 12-13° Celsius. 

The wine was fined and clarified prior to bottling in early May 2019 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2019 Gewürztraminer displays an exotic nose of rose petals and citrus fruits with hints of clove.  The palate is deliciously zesty and fresh, with tropical flavours, balanced acidity, and a long, clean finish. 

Partners Smoked Chicken Pasta.

Cellar The 2019 Gewürztraminer is fresh and floral now, and so very hard to resist. However, those who like the aged characters in a Gewürztraminer would be rewarded with 8 years bottle maturation until 2027, if not longer!

Vegan Friendly Yes

Yeast SIHA Element – A yeast that heightens aromatics and builds mouthfeel

Allergens Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar 6.95 g/L
pH 3.08
TA 5.66 g/L
Alcohol 13.0 % v/v