93/100 - Cameron Douglas MS, November 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Classic, ripe, pure and distinctive with aromas of yellow rose and sweet lavender, ripe apple and pear, exotic spices and fruits with moments of fresh lychee and fruit Sunday market smells. On the palate – silky texture with a core of fruit flavours that reflect the nose, medium+ acidity and classic aromatic spices of Gewurztraminer. Balanced , refreshing and well made with a lengthy finish. Best drinking from today and through 2025."

Winery notes
"Te Whare Ra has a long standing reputation for producing one of New Zealand’s finest Gewürztraminers and much of the credit must go to the vineyard here. This wine is produced solely from 14 rows in the old block which were planted in 1979 and are some of the oldest vines in Marlborough at 38 years of age. Part of the reason for our conversion to organic and biodynamic farming was to rescue these old vines and coax them back to life. We saw huge potential in this old block and successfully rejuvenating them has been one of our greatest achievements. They are very low-cropping, which is not great for the accountant’s numbers, but this is worth it for the amazing complexity and concentration we get from the fruit and the exceptional quality of the resultant wines.

Intensely perfumed, with notes of lychees, ripe oranges and cloves. These lead into luscious varietal flavours of lychee and quince, with underlying characters of ginger and exotic spice. The palate shows intense fruit concentration and weight with a fine, soft texture and excellent persistence of flavour. This wine is off dry and continues the outstanding quality of previous vintages of our Te Whare Ra Gewürztraminer."

 

(LIO0000103)

 

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Gewurztraminer

Style:

Aromatic white

Winemaker:

Anna & Jason Flowerday

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV

13.7%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Body:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Spicy cuisine

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