The Darling Arnst Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2017 $27.20

Famous for what it doesn’t contain, this organic, unfined, unfiltered, vegan-friendly gewürztraminer is snappy and dry and heaving with ginger, citrus and spice.  It’s on the edge, it’s running through the night, it’s got a haircut that’d earn a detention at school and chances are, it’s not the kind of thing you’d take home to meet your dad.  Produced by Chris Darling and Bart Arnst, the grapes for this are from the Crawford Family Vineyard in Rapaura and once sampled, you’ll marvel at all the different guises gewürztraminer can arrive in.  Zesty, textural and deliciously dry, with a layer of funky, smokiness on the finish, it’s unique.