VINDEN WINES - GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2021 THE VINDEN HEADCASE
Unfined, unfiltered, delicious. Orange and ginger spice and everything nice.
ORIGIN The Hunter Valley, Australia
MAKER Vinden Wines
PAIRING Smoked trout
This Gewürztraminer was sourced from Vinden Wines Somerset Vineyard. This dry grown block was planted in 2004 on red volcanic clay soil, over weathered limestone. The wine is comprised of three different components - the first and second components spent five days on skins before being pressed off to a Spanish clay amphora and neutral French oak. The third spent 24 hours on skins before being basket pressed and fermented on solids in tank, before elevate in neutral French oak.
Vinden Wines, formerly known as Vinden Estate, was founded in 1990 and is now under the guidance of second-generation winemaker and viticulturist Angus Vinden. All of our wines are handcrafted at our winery on Vinden Estate, with minimal intervention on-site, from hand-picked grapes.
Since taking over in 2015, Angus has maintained the original label, Vinden Wines, which possesses a traditional Hunter style as well as producing his offshoot label allowing a more experimental approach The Vinden Headcase - balancing tradition with innovation.
In 2020, Angus’ The Vinden Headcase Experimental Release saw the beginning of a life long photography project. As an avid photographer, during lockdown Angus decided to capture a self portrait to represent the 2020 vintage. Over the years, you’ll be able to line up all of the bottles and see how he ages both as a man, and evolves as a winemaker.