2007

Noble

LATE HARVEST

As the name suggests, Noble comes from ‘noble rot’, the beneficial fungus that in certain optimum climate years attacks and shrivels the berries, in turn concentrating the juices, to produce a very special rare wine of exceptional quality.

Vinoptima, meaning “Best Wines” in Latin, honours eight generations of the Nobilo family winemaking tradition – this “Late Harvest”  is no exception to the winemaking skills that only experience can offer, bringing cellarable quality to the discerning palate. Rich in flavours of apricot, mandarin, fig and manuka honey, all abound in this exqusite wine.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker: Nick Nobilo
Variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
Region: Ormond, Gisborne, New Zealand
Vintage: 2007 – ‘Grand Vintage’
Season rating: 9.5/10
Brix at harvest: 38° Brix average
Fermentation: German oak ovals.
Malolactic fermentation: Nil
Maturation: 11 Months
Alcohol: 11% vol
Residual sugar: 180 grams/litre
Cellaring potential: Perfect for long term cellaring (10 years, plus)