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Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Reserve 2006

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Vinoptima is Latin for Best Wines and a desire to create truly exceptional Gewurztraminer wine has governed every aspect of the Vineyard’s development. Vinoptima Estate is a fully integrated, self-contained vineyard and wine producing business dedicated to the production of a single commercial wine from grapes grown entirely on the Estate. No grapes are grown under contract for Vinoptima and no other winemaking or bottling is undertaken on behalf of third parties. The Vinoptima Estate vineyard comprises 9.7 hectares divided into two blocks of roughly equal size. The original South block was planted in 2000 and the new North block was planted in 2007. The Vinoptima Estate vineyard is planted in 5 different clones of Gewurztraminer that Nick Nobilo has selected during more than 25 years work with the variety. This wine is pure and expressive, with stunning aromas of rose petals, lime and ginger. Soft yet focused in the mouth, with spice and vanilla complexity and a very refined structure for this variety. World class Gewurzraminer.

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Vinoptima Estate:
At least one aspect of creating a world class estate was going to be easy - deciding on the vines. Vinoptima Estate was developed for one reason only - the making of great Gewurztraminer wines - so simply don’t plant anything else. In 2000 the original South block was meticulously planted out using bud wood from special clones of Gewurztraminer that I had begun selecting and propagating more t... Read more
At least one aspect of creating a world class estate was going to be easy - deciding on the vines. Vinoptima Estate was developed for one reason only - the making of great Gewurztraminer wines - so simply don’t plant anything else. In 2000 the original South block was meticulously planted out using bud wood from special clones of Gewurztraminer that I had begun selecting and propagating more than 25 years earlier. Since then, as the new vines have started producing, I’ve painstakingly evaluated each of the clones at ripeness, fastidiously tasting the berries from hundreds of vines and marking out for special attention those vines that display the best varietal character. This process has been replicated over several vintages, making selections from selections before taking bud wood from the best vines for further propagation and under-planting of the existing vines. It’s these new plantings that have subsequently gone on to produce the wines that consistently win international recognition. To meet the growing demand and optimise all aspects of the winemaking process, additional vines were planted on the North block of the Vinoptima Estate in 2007. The newer block is characterised by near identical soil composition and structure and if anything, is slightly warmer and drier than the original block. The North block has also been planted with a range of premium Gewurztraminer clones. The Vinoptima Estate is constantly evolving with vines and clones changing in the continuous pursuit of the world’s best Gewurztraminer. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,038
3.50 5
12/09/2010

Apricot and rosewater are prominent in this complex array of aromas that includes deep cantaloupe fruit as well as touch of pumpkin, lime and spicy floral tones. Moderately rich in the mouth with noticeable sweetness that is well-balanced by acids. The floral element of the nose is prominent in the mouth and this does reveal nice spice on the backend but feels a bit blocky and indistinctly fruity for me. 87pts



Vinoptima is Latin for Best Wines and a desire to create truly exceptional Gewurztraminer wine has governed every aspect of the Vineyard’s development. Vinoptima Estate is a fully integrated, self-contained vineyard and wine producing business dedicated to the production of a single commercial wine from grapes grown entirely on the Estate. No grapes are grown under contract for Vinoptima and no other winemaking or bottling is undertaken on behalf of third parties. The Vinoptima Estate vineyard comprises 9.7 hectares divided into two blocks of roughly equal size. The original South block was planted in 2000 and the new North block was planted in 2007. The Vinoptima Estate vineyard is planted in 5 different clones of Gewurztraminer that Nick Nobilo has selected during more than 25 years work with the variety. This wine is pure and expressive, with stunning aromas of rose petals, lime and ginger. Soft yet focused in the mouth, with spice and vanilla complexity and a very refined structure for this variety. World class Gewurzraminer.

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