Lechburg Gewurztraminer 2016

£15.50

It was dear-old Sir Isaac Newton, while desperately scrambling to grab a Granny Smith that was recalcitrantly floating off in the direction of Neptune, that thought it would be great...

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It was dear-old Sir Isaac Newton, while desperately scrambling to grab a Granny Smith that was recalcitrantly floating off in the direction of Neptune, that thought it would be great if stuff stayed on Earth and thus invented gravity.

It’s been terribly useful, both in the base-jumping community and among young trail-blazing winemakers. For with the most innovative, gravity-fed wineries are all the rage. Producers such as Lechburg, design their wineries over several floors, so grapes and must is moved purely by gravity, with no need for pumps or conveyor belts, allowing wine to be moved around much more gently. This is highly advantageous as too much force during vinification can result in wines that are over-extracted and over-tannic, losing nuance and aromatics. Not to mention, less machines means a smaller ‘carbon footprint!’

Sounds pretty great, right? And that’s before you’ve even experienced the powerful aromatic profile of this Gewürztraminer with a full-body and rounded palate of lychee, tropical fruit, bergamot peel and saffron. God bless you Sir Isaac!
Lechburg winery originally founded in 1962, is owned and operated by a Northern Italian family with a long history of winemaking, across many generations, who recognised the huge potential of the Lechinta region in Romania for quality wine production.

The Lechinta zone is a wine-growing area of small extent but with a strong tradition specialised since the 13th century thanks to the people of Saxon who originated from the Rhine Valley and the Mosel. The imprint of Alsatian and Rhenish tradition is therefore the distinctive character of the local viticulture.

Lechburg produce DOC certified organic wines, 80% white 20% red, made in their state of the art gravity-fed winery that operates over 4 floors. Every level is equipped with cement tanks used for different processes: settling of must, fermentation, aging wine. This particular structure ensures the different level fall which is necessary for the various operations minimizing in this way the use of oenological pumps thus ensuring delicate decanting.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.