DÜFTE PUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Aromatic Field Blend 2021

DÜFTE PUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Aromatic Field Blend 2021

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 One Vineyard. Three Germanic Luminaries... Düfte Punkt is an aromatic paradigm-shift. A seamless single vineyard field blend of spicy Gewürztraminer, precise Riesling and textural Kerner (Weißer Herold). Striking tropical and turkish delight aromas introduce a complex palate showing lychees, mandarins, minerality and a lingering powder-puff of florals. The Fechner brothers' applauded vineyard in the Eden Valley is unique for both its spectacular aromatics and its unique varietal mix. This wines screams food and good times... and now the dream 2021 vintage is here! 

Drink it immediately with a soft (gooey even?! :) ) cheese platter or take along chilled to your next Bánh mì picnic or anything fiery off the menu at your favourite Thai spice den.

Katie Spain (The Age/SMH) says... "Pro tip - The Chaffey Bros. Dufte Punkt (a single-vineyard field blend of gewurztraminer, riesling and kerner) holds its own with fresh, spicy Asian dishes. Bang it on the lazy Susan and let the good times roll." 

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Theo Engela + Huon Fechner
Varietal: Blend
Region: Eden Valley
Country: Australia
Alc/Vol: 12.8%
pH: 3.1
Acidity: 5.1
Bottle size: 750 mL

“DÜFTE PUNKT.. not only a cracking blend, but having three vintages demonstrated how brilliantly this blend ages. While the first two are darned good wines, the 2015 is sublime, so smooth and well rounded - truly spectacular. The perfect advocate for cellaring white wine for a wee while!” - Dan Traucki, WBM

2022
"A very unusual Australian dry white. Tropical-flower, hibiscus and honeysuckle aromas are married to a creamy medium body with moderate acidity and a touch of grapefruit pith-like bitterness on the palate. A field blend of riesling, gewurztraminer and kerner." - James Suckling

2021
"Light straw-yellow hue with a bath-powder gewürz note uppermost, and the wine is slightly off-dry, the sweetness coupled with tannins to leave a bitter orange-peel aftertaste. This is different!" - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

2020
92/100 "Big hit of lime juice and fruit, pink rock salt, poached pear, grapefruit, mango chutney, rosewater and Turkish Delight “dust.”  With weight and viscosity and dry spice from the Gewurz (and a touch of the Kerner) and thrust from the Riesling. Fleshier than one expects and a far drier experience than the nose suggests, there’s just a little phenolic textural chew that provides versatility. Continues the signature label saline, quinine-esque and grapefruit bittersweet finish. Unique and worthy." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

90pts "A mellow white with baked-apple and soft pastry-like aromas and flavors on offer. Soft, easy and smooth. Drink now." - James Suckling Reviews

 

90/100 "Lifted citrus aromas, there's a lick of rose water and lychee in there as well. Citrus flavours dominate, but there's a grapey, muscaty roundness to it as well. Lively and bright acidity. There's some grippy phenolics that add to the complexity." - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

2019
91/100 "Like a stroll through a CWA shop. Rosewater and pink musk sticks, lychee fruit with citrus of dilute lime cordial, brown pear, rock salt  and a “face spray” refreshment. A textural, yet refined palate that offers above expectation fleshy breadth. Bittersweet lime pith, brown pomme all with a saline drying, long finish. Familiar, yet alien and a pleasure to enjoy." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

90 pts "Bright lemon and melon with hints of pear-drop and spiced tropical-fruit perfume. The palate has a soft, elegant and fresh feel with bright tropical-fruit and lemon flavors. A field blend of riesling, gewurztraminer and kerner." - James Suckling Reviews

90/100 "Offering instant aromatic charm, as these blends often do. Mandarin blossom, musk, lemon bitters and green apples. Oily and unctuous when sipped, bruised red apples and gewürzy rosewater. Acidity is soft and may not go the distance. Drinking beautifully now" - Nick Butler, The Real Review

2017
17.75/20 "Strap in for the ride. Lime flesh dominates the nose with key supporting elements from the lychees and spring-fed-watering-hole-clean mineral water freshness. Fennel continues to tickle and suggest, while crushed chalk dust falls. If the 2016 riesling corset managed to keep the gewürz reined in, this edition relaxes the laces a little and allows a glimpse of flesh with gusto. Lychees, limes, spice, musk…no one hates these things. Flavour finishes like crunching a “thirst” life saver…slightly chalky and zingy. Good time wine." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

91/100 "Equal contributions from riesling, gewurztraminer and weiber herold (aka kerner). The bouquet is full of exotic, scented bath powder, lychee and rose petals, the palate nodding in support, and adding acidity. Well worth a nerdy look." - James Halliday, The Wine Companion

92 Points "The sizzle of apple, the rush of lychee, the swoon of musk. This is exotic and lively, the combination charming. It feels fine. It feels pure. There's a textural element too. Any day of the week. It's good." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

2016
17.5/20 "Firstly, I really dig the packaging. Modern without being obtuse and eye grabbing without being kitsch. And some latitude/longitude for GPS geeks. Wonderfully aromatic…think all the just washed soft bits: there’s rosewater and bath talc and lychee along with clean lines of minerally lime and white rocks. It tickles the nose a little with fennel and bitter quinine/tonic too. The juxtaposition on the palate is almost hypnotic as the gewürz Rubenesque fleshiness gets corseted in by riesling, all whalebone-tight. Fruit and texture in very good balance. Screams food wine and great company." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

Adelaide Review's HOT100 Wine for the third consecutive year! "Beautiful cold tea and flowers. Delicate palate and length with a touch of green strawberry and herb."

92 pts "The Chaffey Bros wines always feel so harmonious. They glide through the mouth. This boasts a crunch of apple and a crackle of slate, but it slips and slides beautifully through your mouth. There’s a whisper of red apple-like sweetness/perfume and a gunsmoke-like note, along with a kaffir lime character. It’s an explosion of aroma, sure, but it’s also elegance personified"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

2015
Adelaide Review's Hot 100 Wine for the second consecutive year!

93/100 "41/38/21% co-fermented blend of riesling, gewurztraminer and wei?er herold. It lives up to its billing as an aromatic blend. Rosewater, lychee, Granny Smith apple and citrus notes rush the nose and mouth. Lots of texture this year, and an associated impression of richness. Crisp/fresh context. No question of its quality." - Campbell Mattison, Halliday

2014
Adelaide Review's Hot 100 Wine "Grapefruit, wet stone and juniper. Lifted aromatics provide real interest. Nice core of fruit and a mouthwatering finish."