Schubert Wines  - 2013 Tribianco

VARIETIES: Cuvée of three white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Müller-Thurgau.

ORIGIN: Wairarapa               13 Tribianco

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS:

Mild spring leading to ideal conditions for fruit-set in December. Summer was very hot and dry with some rain only towards the very end of autumn.

DATE OF HARVEST: 2. April 2013

HARVEST & VINIFICATION:

Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented in 15 % new and 85 % used French Oak barriques & puncheons. Some maturation "sur lie" with occasional "battonage". Racking by gravity to keep maximum freshness of fermentation-CO2.

DATE OF BOTTLING: 31 October 2013

ALC: 13.0% VOL

 

2013 Tribianco

TASTING NOTES:

Lightly straw-coloured wine stylistically reminding of varieties like Viognier and Rousanne. In the nose Cantaloupe melon, peach, yeasty and nutty aromas such as white walnuts and hazelnuts. Combined with fruit of zesty mandarins, wild flowers, spice and a touch of toasty oak aromas on the palate. A full-bodied wine with a creamy texture, good minerality; a dry, mouth-filling, well-structured wine to age.

 

DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 12 ºC

CELLARING: now to 8 years

CASES PRODUCED: 155

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