Aromatico is a blend of Adelaide Hills Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. The name is taken from one of the many synonyms for the Gewürztraminer grape. This pinkish-grey grape is believed to originate in the Alto Adige area of Northern Italy near the town of Tramin where it is known as Traminer Aromatico.
For a long time I have wanted to make a Gewürztraminer based wine because of its unrivalled pungent and alluring aromatic qualities – orange blossom, lychee and rose. Traminer Aromatico is a low acid white variety so I have blended it with Riesling and Pinot Gris to create a flavoursome wine with a balanced natural acidity, and mouth-filling sweetness on the finish ... In short this wine is Moscato for grown ups.
This wine has a highly perfumed alluring bouquet. The Gewürztraminer component imparts lychee, musk and rose petals, while the Riesling adds lime and orange blossom, with a hint of pear from the Pinot Gris. This is a light to medium bodied juicy wine, textural and unctuous. The flavours are complex and intense, reflecting the wine’s aromatic characters. A small amount (9g) of residual sugar balances and enhances the finish.