Main Divide (Waipara) 2018 Gewurztraminer
93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Exotic, spicy and fruity bouquet with aromas of preserved tropical fruits, ginger spice, roses, pears and apple. On the palate – fresh, lively, exotic, spicy and totally captivating flavours that tease the senses. A very silky texture is contrasted by the acidity and phenolics then spice and honeysuckle. Balanced ad well made, a delight to taste. Best drinking from today and through 2022."
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Beautifully ripe and inviting, the wine shows golden peach, mango, lychee and rose petal aromas with a lovely flinty overtone. It's succulent and flavoursome on the palate, displaying subtle sweetness and rich texture, wonderfully structured by refreshing acidity. At its best: now to 2023."
90/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, June 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Rich, off-dry gewürztraminer with typical potpourri, Turkish Delight and lychee flavours. A nicely balanced wine, with a hint of initial sweetness balanced by gentle acidity to give a nearly dry finish."
"A classic North Canterbury summer then enabled this smaller crop to mature beautifully. Accelerated ripening allowed harvest to take place slightly earlier than usual, and favourable autumn weather ensured the grapes were picked in perfect condition.
The wine is lemon-straw in colour, with intense varietal aromas of lychee, quince, ginger, honeysuckle and spice. The palate is rich and unctuous, yet there remains a lively freshness and vibrancy. Pre-ferment skin contact has added structure and ripe phenolics, giving the wine satisfying length and balancing its off dry finish."