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2019 Joseph Hill

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$36.00

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Region
Adelaide Hills | Eden Valley
Description

Pale straw in colour with green-gold hues. Intense and lifted aromas of rose petal, frangipani, lychee, musk, passionfruit husk and anise are wild and evocative. A full-flavoured, textural palate of tropical guava and lychee with hints of jasmine and lemon grass is balanced by talc-like acidity and a long, pure finish.

There are intense spicy aromatics through the palate, which speak clearly of muscat grapes, perhaps gewurztraminer. The end-palate is very hearty and firm, with a lot of grip, which counteracts a tickle of sweetness in the middle. The finish is very long and it possesses real power. It's a very good wine. 92 points

Huon Hooke, 10 December 2019, The Real Review
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Product Information

Vintage
2019
Grape varieties
  • 100% Gewürztraminer
Technical Details
Alcohol
12.5%
pH
3.28
Acidity
5.6g/L
Bottle Size
750mL
Harvest Date
28 February
Maturation
Fermented in tank and bottled post-vintage to preserve the delicate aromatic fruit characters. 
Serving Temperature
8°C
Cellaring potential
Excellent vintage, 15+ years (from vintage)
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Vintage Description

Vintage 2019 provided generally good growing conditions for the Adelaide Hills, with three notable events: the coldest September on record, the wettest November since 2005 and a mini heat wave on the cusp of January/February that the Adelaide Hills rode out extremely well due to good canopy cover. A rapid progression in berry maturation was kickstarted by the Harvest Moon falling right on the spring Equinox, with all varieties ripening at the same time. Hand-harvesting was done in three weeks, bookended by the early sparkling and late red varieties. Yields were down by 20-50 due to ‘hen and chicken’ (berries of different sizes) from the cold, wet period during flowering, however quality was exceedingly good in both white and red varieties as a result of better ripening conditions.

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