2020 Petane ‘Edelzwicker’, Hawke’s Bay
Edelzwicker is a centuries old, Alsatian wine term taken from the German words 'Edel' (noble) and 'Zwicker' (blend). A true Edelzwicker is made from noble grape varieties all picked on the same day and from the same vineyard, giving a pure expression of the vintage and terroir.
A beautiful light blush colour, this wine shows concentrated white stone fruits and tamarillo jelly jubes, underscored with bright energetic acidity. This wine is made for drinking in the warmer months with espetos de sardines and white crusty bread drizzled in olive oil.
All four of our noble grapes went into the making of this wine; Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Viognier were picked on the same day, destemmed and left to ferment for 7 days on the beautiful skins to provide additional flavour, colour, tannin, phenol and esterification. The wine was then pressed off skins and the ferment continued until just off-dry in a stainless steel tank. Cooling was put on the tank towards the end of fermentation to keep a few grams of natural sweetness.