Trophy - Millesime Bio Trophy 2020 Winestate Awards 2020 December 2020

4 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2020 January 2021

One of the country’s most impressive Gewürztraminers. Grown in the Home Block and nearby Woodward Vineyard, at the foot of the Wither Hills, it is typically harvested at about 24 brix and mostly fermented in stainless steel tanks; a key part of the blend (about 15 per cent) is given ‘the full treatment’, with a high-solids, indigenous yeast ferment in seasoned French oak barriques, malolactic fermentation and lees-stirring. The youthful 2018 vintage (4.5*) is perfumed and weighty, with vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, gentle sweetness (6.7 grams/litre of residual sugar), and excellent delicacy, harmony and length. Best drinking 2021+.

93 Points - Cameron Douglas MS October 2020 Striking bouquet
"Fragrant, intensely fruited, spicy and varietal. Flavours of exotic fruits steeped in flowers and spices. Apples and fresh lychees, lemon candy and roses. Silky texture with medium acidity, a core of fruit, loaded with spices and a lengthy finish. Well-made and ready to pair with all white fleshed foods and vegan dishes. best from today and through 2024."

Very pale straw in colour while the aromas offer the classic, lifted potpourri florals with lychee and roses with a pronounced thread of fresh lemon. The palate is soft, round and luscious but with wonderful weight and depth. Turkish delight flavours add to the wine’s complexity and give way to ripe tropical fruits on the mid-palate while the finish has a pithy lemon character. Long, concentrated and highly memorable. Vineyards and viticulture Our Winery Block and the Woodward Vineyard located just a few hundred metres down the road. Two and three-cane, VSP pruned vines. On heavy clay soils which retain moisture and allow us to grow these vines without irrigation. These clays give weight and mouthfeel to the wine. 
 
Try with exotic, well-flavoured and spicy foods such as Moroccan dishes with dried fruits or Asian-inspired foods. It works well with these flavours: fresh ginger, clove, cinnamon, allspice, turmeric, madras curry, sichuan pepper, soy sauce, sesame, almond, rose water

(LDH00009)

 

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Gewurztraminer

Style:

Aromatic whites

Winemaker:

Neil Todd

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

 

Bottle size:

14%

 

750ml

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Food Match:

Thai flavours, coconut-based curries, spices, chilli

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