2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010

Vinoptima

GRAND RESERVE

Vinoptima meaning “Best Wines” in Latin, and honours eight generations of the Nobilo Family winemaking tradition. ‘Reserve’ are our premium awarded vintages, each with a character of their own, and all handcrafted to the highest quality. For more about the wine, download each vintage tasting notes.

‘Grand Reserve’ status is only awarded in exceptional years when growing conditions are optimum – the epitomy of perfection – creating a fine wine of noble character and handcrafted in the relentless pursuit of excellence, by Nicholas Thomas Nobilo ONZM. Intensely aromatic with wild tropical fruits and spices and a luscious lingering off-dry finish.

Tasting Notes

2007 Vinoptima Grand Reserve - ‘Grand Vintage’

Winemaker: Nick Nobilo
Variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
Region: Ormond, Gisborne, New Zealand
Vintage: 2007 – ‘Grand Vintage’
Season rating: 10/10
Fermentation: Combination stainless steel and German oak ovals.
Malolactic fermentation: Nil
Maturation: 11 Months
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
pH: 3.5
Total Acidity: 4.6 grams/litre
Residual sugar: 14 grams/litre
Cellaring potential: Perfect for long term cellaring (10 years, plus)

2008 Vinoptima Grand Reserve - ‘Elegant Rose’

Winemaker: Nick Nobilo
Variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
Region: Ormond, Gisborne
Vintage: 2008 ‘Elegant Rose’
Season rating: 8.5/10
Brix at harvest: 24.5° Brix average
Fermentation: Combination stainless steel and German oak ovals.
Malolactic fermentation: Nil
Maturation: 10 months
Alcohol: 14.0% vol
pH: 3.72
Total Acidity: 4.9 grams/litre
Residual sugar: 18 grams/litre
Cellaring potential: Perfect for long term cellaring (10 years, plus)

2009 Vinoptima Grand Reserve - ‘Ormond Terroir’

Winemaker: Nick Nobilo
Variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
Region: Ormond, Gisborne
Vintage: 2009 ‘Ormond Terroir’
Season rating: 8.5 /10
Fermentation: Combination stainless steel and German oak ovals.
Malolactic fermentation: Nil
Maturation: 10 months
Alcohol: 14% vol
pH: 3.7
Total Acidity: 5.7 grams/litre
Residual sugar: 13.9 grams/litre
Cellaring potential: Perfect for long term cellaring 10 years, plus

2010 Vinoptima Grand Reserve - ‘Dēlicātum’

Winemaker: Nick Nobilo
Variety: 100% Gewurztraminer
Region: Ormond, Gisborne
Vintage: 2010 – ‘Dēlicātum’
Season rating: 8.5/10
Fermentation: Combination stainless steel and German oak ovals.
Malolactic fermentation: Nil
Maturation: 11 months
Alcohol: 13.5% vol
pH: 3.39
Total Acidity: 5.85 grams/litre
Residual sugar: 21 grams/litre
Cellaring potential: Perfect for long term cellaring (10 years, plus)