Kauri Ridge Flora 2012
Flora was developed by Prof Olmo at Davis University in California during the 1950's. It is a cross between the two classic varieties of Gewurztraminer and Semillon. It is pink skinned with a very similar leaf to Pinot Gris. The variety is enjoying a resurgence in the Auckland area where it appears to be perfectly adapted to the climate and is generally made into a medium sweet wine.
The wine is touched with a hint of green and is distinctively aromatic. On bottling Flora has 'lolly bag' and 'liquorice' characters. The aroma is fresh and enticing.
We bottle this wine young to capture its fresh 'drink me now' exuberance. The entry is moderately sweet with crisp acidity on the finish. The sweetness comes entirely from natural retained grape sugar as the fermentation is stopped prior to completion. The natural sweetness, balanced by good acidity makes this an ideal wine for easy summer drinking.
Suggested food match ...light summer meals, pate and cheese.