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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, and continues Penfolds exploration of this beautifully, aromatic varietal.
Distinctive, inviting and different. Too many descriptors! Orange blossom and frangipani florals with mandarin citrus. Lovey flavour of rose water panna cotta and a sprinkling of pink peppercorn.
Rose water and fresh ginger with hints of granny smith apple complement floral notes. A light creaminess amid the wonderful grainy and slatey acid structure. Remarkable poise and balance between acid sweetness is remarkable.
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The Apple Isle is aptly nicknamed for its fresh and pure produce – its seafood and sparkling are national treasures. Some of the best intensely flavoured and aromatic Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir around also thrive in Tassie’s pristine, cool climate.
Plentiful winter and spring rainfall set the vines up strongly for the growing season, while warm temperatures during the summer encouraged vigor and healthy canopies. Only one day was recorded over 35 degrees. Optimal conditions prevailed through to harvest with no disease pressure. Fruit was bearing strong and highly perfumed varietal character. Another very strong year for Northern Tasmania Traminer
Key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich winemaking tradition that goes back for more than 170 years.
Our current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.