BLÜHEN PUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Gewürztraminer 2022

BLÜHEN PUNKT* Fechner Vineyard Eden Valley Gewürztraminer 2022

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*Blossom Point. An aromatic wunderkind from the Fechner Bros' revered Eden Valley vineyard. 24 hours skin contact. Unfined. Unfiltered. 238 dozen made.

Gewürz with the works!! This is the first release of our BLUHEN PUNKT punkt in 3 years!! We wait for the perfect vintage to make this exotic little beauty, and 2022 was undoubtably its year to shine...

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Theo Engela 
Varietal: Gewürtztraminer
Region: Eden Valley
Alc/Vol: 12.8%
pH: 3.5
Acidity: 4.5
Bottle size: 750ml

2022
SILVER - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

92pts "Single-vineyard Eden Valley gewürztraminer from the Fechner Bros property in Moculta; 24 hours' skin contact. Light straw with heady aromas of rosewater, bath salts, musk, lychee, crunchy red apple, frangipani, marzipan, crushed quartz and souk-like spices. Damn, it smells inviting. The palate shows great clarity and detail and an edge of citrus, musk lollies and candied ginger with crystalline acidity and a finish that lingers in a way that is gloriously and relentlessly floral and endearing. Super stuff." - Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion

92pts "Sucked in to the floral softness and aromatics of the variety’s signature rosewater and musk. Dry talc, pink salt, pink grapefruit and baking spices swirl and evolve. Latent depth and richness bounce and race with spices and floral aromatics. Finishing tight and very dry." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

91pts "Pale and bright lemon-yellow in the glass. Fragrant and lifted with rose petal, musk and lychee notes on the nose and palate. As it flows with a silken glide, a hint of candied ginger offers a contrasting element. Has a richness to its texture which straddles the sweet/dry boundary with aplomb." - Stuart Knox, The Real Review

2019
92pts “Not trying to be anything but the vivacious variety that comes with the territory. Scents of rose water, peach, sweet citrus and citrus blossoms. Lovely. The palate is fleshy and juicy at once, finishes slightly nutty and the wine carries heaps of flavour very well. A good vibe here.” - Mike Bennie, WBM

92/100 "I’m a sucker for the aromatics on Gewürztraminer : the rich softness of rosewater and musk here is balanced by talc, crushed pink salt with pink grapefruit and nettle prickle. The time on skins gives depth to the palate while the natural acidity keeps it zesty and bright. All that sweetness on the nose is somewhat of a facade as this finishes chalky and dry." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

91pts "Varietal gewürztraminer from the Eden Valley. Bluhen Punkt translates to Blossom Point. Texture plus. All about mouthfeel. Orange oil and blossom, some lime, some lychee. Rosewater and a good deal of it. Much pleasure to be had here." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

2017
18.25/20 "Oh so pretty! Lush rosewater and Turkish Delight….like biting deep into the dusted little pink cubes that never seem to go stale. Add some musk stick, with a citrus leaf lift, lime skin and paw paw.  It may be all  blossom on the nose, but the palate underscores the serious intent of the wine. Whilst there’s pink fruit aplenty, it finishes long and dry with bittersweet citrus and hints of dried tropical fruits. Complexity is borne from skin contact and provides a great counterpoint to the olfactory good times. A slightly wax send off reinforces the varietal strengths. Delicious." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

91pts "Varietal gewürztraminer from the Eden Valley. Bluhen Punkt translates to Blossom Point. Nice. This is the first release of this wine. It saw 24 hours skin contact. It’s both racy and floral, its lychee and rosewater aromas/flavours zipped along in fast, mouthwatering fashion, the finish then textural-bordering-on-grippy. Pleasant plus. Most enjoyable. Fresh, characterful and elegant" - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front

90pts "Has above average varietal expression on the bouquet and palate, with exotic spice, berry, rosewater and confection notes." - Halliday Wine Companion

”The 2017 vintage is truly magnificent; subtle, slick and svelte, and so enjoyable on it’s own or with food.” - Dan Traucki, WBM