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Bass Phillip Gewurztraminer 2016

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    Bass Phillip Gewurztraminer has a very small production and was originally created as a "hobby wine". It boasts strong varietal and floral aromas, along with a refreshing and deep taste. The natural acidity provides a solid backbone and the pronounced minerality adds to its complexity. The palate is long and satisfying. After four years in the bottle, this wine tends to develop a chewy texture and a fuller body. The grapes for this wine come from the Leongatha Vineyard, which has 9,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard uses small plot cropping at around 1.0 tonne per acre. The resulting wine is gentle and possesses good acidity. It is often fermented in oak and aged for approximately 12 months in stainless steel.

    The Bass Phillip Gewurztraminer 2016 is a wine that takes a moment to reveal its true character. Initially shy, it opens up with delicate lychee fruit, lime leaf and unripe apricot aromas. On the palate, it is spicy and dry with a lovely balance of fruit and acidity. The wine is medium-bodied with medium acidity, some fruitiness, low tannins, medium alcohol and a hint of oak. It has a long finish that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. This wine is made from the Gewürztraminer grape and hails from the Gippsland region of Australia. Bass Phillip, the winemaker, has produced a vegan wine using traditional production methods. The wine is best enjoyed within 3-5 years of its vintage date, allowing it to reach its full potential. Overall, this Gewurztraminer is a delightful wine that will please both novice and experienced wine drinkers alike.

    Bass Phillip Gewurztraminer has a very small production and was originally created as a "hobby wine". It boasts strong varietal and floral aromas, along with a refreshing and deep taste. The natural acidity provides a solid backbone and the pronounced minerality adds to its complexity. The palate is long and satisfying. After four years in the bottle, this wine tends to develop a chewy texture and a fuller body. The grapes for this wine come from the Leongatha Vineyard, which has 9,000 vines per hectare. The vineyard uses small plot cropping at around 1.0 tonne per acre. The resulting wine is gentle and possesses good acidity. It is often fermented in oak and aged for approximately 12 months in stainless steel.

    The Bass Phillip Gewurztraminer 2016 is a wine that takes a moment to reveal its true character. Initially shy, it opens up with delicate lychee fruit, lime leaf and unripe apricot aromas. On the palate, it is spicy and dry with a lovely balance of fruit and acidity. The wine is medium-bodied with medium acidity, some fruitiness, low tannins, medium alcohol and a hint of oak. It has a long finish that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. This wine is made from the Gewürztraminer grape and hails from the Gippsland region of Australia. Bass Phillip, the winemaker, has produced a vegan wine using traditional production methods. The wine is best enjoyed within 3-5 years of its vintage date, allowing it to reach its full potential. Overall, this Gewurztraminer is a delightful wine that will please both novice and experienced wine drinkers alike.

    Varietal

    Gewurtztraminer

    Country

    Australia

    Region

    Gippsland, Victoria

    Vintage

    2016

    ABV

    12.4%

    Bottle size

    750ml

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    Bass Phillip

    The story of Bass Phillip starts back in the early 1970's when the first vineyard site, located 15 kilometres south of Leongatha, was selected to plant vines based on climatic and topographical observations. These observations when combined with South Gippsland's moderating influences of the mountains to the north and ocean to the south, provides the ideal conditions for slow ripening of grapes. Bass Phillip also has a 7.5-hectare vineyard planted in 1998 in Leongatha's hinterland comprised primarily of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but also some small plantings of Gewurztraminer and Nebbiolo, on a north facing slope; increasing our overall area of vines to just over 10 hectares. Bass Phillip wines reflect variety and their terroir, enhanced by close planted vines, low cropping, old vines with only the use of natural processes and sprays, no irrigation and meticulous canopy management, culminating to produce wines of depth, length and complexity.

    Jean-Marie Fourrier, a renowned winemaker, joined the Bass Phillip management team in 2020, bringing his knowledge and experience to help develop fine wines with texture and complexity. Fourrier's relationship with Bass Phillip goes back over 20 years, having consulted for the domaine back in 2002. Fourrier describes his early appreciation for Bass Phillip wines, as it would often turn up as an impressive mystery wine at high-rolling Burgundy tastings in Hong Kong, so ‘when the possibility to take over came, along with that historical link – and with his brother-in-law and his wife already living in Australia – all the stars aligned.' Since 2021, with Fourrier's Aussie brother in-law Adam 'Skip' Francis on the ground, Fourrier has been able to oversee the farming and production of an Aussie icon, while adding Burgundian know-how.