I was a fan of the 2016 release of this wine. Subtitled “The Aromatic Point.” along with “One Vineyard. Three Germanic Luminaries. One Aromatic Explosion.” From the Fechner Vineyard in the Eden Valley. Made from Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Kerner (Weisser Herold). Co-fermented and bottled un-fined. Winemakers are Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela.
Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., DÜFTE PUNKT, Eden Valley, 2017
Strap in for the ride. Lime flesh dominates the nose with key supporting elements from the lychees and spring-fed-watering-hole-clean mineral water freshness. Fennel continues to tickle and suggest, while crushed chalk dust falls. If the 2016 riesling corset managed to keep the gewürz reined in, this edition relaxes the laces a little and allows a glimpse of flesh with gusto. Lychees, limes, spice, musk…no one hates these things. Flavour finishes like crunching a “thirst” life saver…slightly chalky and zingy. Good time wine.
Wine sample courtesy of Chaffey Bros Wine Co