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Penfolds Cellar Reserve wines are alternative, limited release wines that explore the innovative boundaries of viticulture, vinification and style. Penfolds Cellar Reserve Traminer is sourced from a cool-climate single-vineyard in Northern Tasmania. Partial maturation in one year-old French barriques has optimised structure, complexity and varietal definition.
Drinking at its peak. Drinking window now - 2020.
Pale white gold.
Highly aromatic and immediately expressive!
Classic Traminer aromas of Turkish Delight and lychee.
Nuances of spice – ground cinnamon, dried fennel and coriander seeds.
Plush and mouth-filling, long and packed full of flavour. Turkish Delight ‘sweetness’ is deftly balanced by slatey/chalky acidity.
White peach and spice to finish.
Origin: Multi-regional blend, Tasmania.
Maturation: Four months in 90% stainless steel and 10% 1-y.o. French oak barriques.
The season was afforded an ideal start thanks to revitalising rain during winter and in early spring. Yields were reduced early in the growing season as a result of windy conditions during both flowering and fruit-set. Frost during this time also provided some challenges, but fortunately, Penfolds vineyards were largely spared. Temperatures were cooler than the average during veraison, resulting in a later harvest than in previous years.
Due to the extended length of the growing season, fruit was able to reach full phenolic maturity with impressive colour, flavour and structure.
First vintaged in 2005.