Gewürztraminer 2022 750ml
The wine has vibrant notes of lychee, ginger and citrus characters on the nose. Fresh pear and apple characters fill the front palate and finishes with some sweet floral characters to balance. The palate has a unique freshness that is due to the free draining soils found at the growing site. Excellent wine that is full of punch and finishes off dry. The wine will reward cellaring for the next 4 years.
We are proud that this wine is certified vegan by the NZ Vegetarian Society.
After consecutive drought years the 2022 growing season started with some wet weather that carried on until late spring. Excellent fruit-set early December resulted in crop levels bigger than average. Ripe flavours at low sugar levels allowed us to pick early to retain the natural acidity in the juice compared to previous years. In what will ultimately go down as a ‘challenging’ vintage, unwavering vineyard preparation delivered excellent fruit condition and flavour concentration.
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 Gewürztraminer characters – lychee and lemongrass.
93 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, Summer World of Wine, September 2022
Fragrances of sweet fruits and white spices then exotic fruits, apple and white apricot, roses and fresh aromatic herbs. The natural herbal quality of the variety adds to the texture delivered through acidity and phenolics. Delicious and ready with best drinking from 2022 through 2026.
Price based on case of any 15x 750ml bottles, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.