2020 Gewurztraminer shows typical pear and lychee characters on the nose. Turkish delight and rose pedal notes fill the front palate and finishes with some spice to balance. The palate is off dry to taste and lingers. The wine will reward cellaring for the next 8 years.
We are proud that this wine is certified vegan by the NZ Vegetarian Society.
This is a single vineyard wine made with fruit from our Rapaura Road vineyard, next to the winery. The vines were planted in 1995 and while the planting plan is long since lost, we believe there are up to seven different clones and rootstock combinations in the vineyard. The fruit was machine harvested in two passes. The picks were fermented separately and then blended back together. The early pick lends acidity to the wine and a strong ginger flavour. The later pick has more classic Gewurztraminer characters – lychee and lemongrass.
90 Points – September 2020, Bob Campbell “Harvested in two passes from the Rapaura Road vineyard next to the winery. A restrained and sophisticated gewurztraminer with white rose, lychee, root ginger and clove spices.