Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2021

December 3, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2021 $23 Is there anything the Schwarzenbach’s can’t do? If you’re looking for fragrant and fancy gewürz, then this is your ticket to a grin. Ginger, citrus zest, lychee, toffee notes and taut tropical fruit on the finish – it’s crunchy-fresh and fabulous. Made by ex-chemist-microbiologist Daniel Schwarzenbach and his wife Ursula, … Read More

Petane Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2021

November 22, 2021By Yvonne

Petane Late Harvest Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2021 $32 Clearly, the weather gods found favour with Philip Barber and his tiny wee crop of gewürztraminer in the summer of 2021. They were kept clean and dry and managed to hang on the vine long enough to start gently raisining and increasing their natural sugars. They were … Read More

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Traminer Gris 2021

November 2, 2021By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Traminer Gris 2021 ($21) Paired with: Aromatic Steamed Salmon Parcels Canvas Magazine NZ Herald Nov 6th 2021 What you have here is gewürztraminer that’s been boosted by a splash of pinot gris which catapult the spicy notes into high gear.  I really like it because it’s a rich, full-on, face slap … Read More

Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2021

October 12, 2021By Yvonne

Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2021 $23 Boasting classic rose petal, frangipane and gingerbread aromas which quickly morph into generously dry, rich, roasted peachy flavours in the mouth. Luscious, lengthy and loaded with personality and charm, winemaker Paul Dawick has done a delicious job with a wine produced only in special years. Millsreef.co.nz

Ataahua Waipara Gewürztraminer 2019

October 10, 2021By Yvonne

Ataahua Waipara Gewürztraminer 2019 $26 Gewürztramaniacs heed my call! This wine smells like opening the mirror of my grandmother’s bathroom cabinet and catching a waft of that deliciously comforting combo of lavender talc, cold cream, citrus blossom, and peachy, musky face powder. Taste-wise, the texture is lighter, and the mouthfeel is rich yet nicely dry. … Read More

Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020

October 9, 2021By Yvonne

Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020 $34 Every time the Saint Clair crowd announce they’ve made a Godfrey’s Creek Reserve gewürztraminer, I go into spasms of joy and jubilation. It’s become a New Zealand icon, generous, dry, spice-saturated and showing more lychee and ginger than you can lob a larb gai at, it’s … Read More

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Gewürztraminer 2019

October 1, 2021By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Family Reserve Nelson Gewürztraminer 2019 $30 The thing I love about this wine is its cool, calm mood. Unlike a lot of gewürztraminer styles that are all jazz hands and stage voice, brash, blousy and wearing way too much perfume. This new release rolls out subtle ginger, rosewater and musky spices on the nose … Read More

Millton Vineyard Libiamo Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020

July 17, 2021By Yvonne

Millton Vineyard Libiamo Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020 $40 I know ‘Libiamo’ translates to ‘Let’s Drink’ but unfortunately, as much as I’m a gewürz nut, I couldn’t bring myself to drink more than a few sips of this wine. Maybe I’m missing something, probably am, as I often do. And maybe I’m too simple in my tastes, … Read More

Yealands Single Vineyard Marlborough PGR 2020

June 17, 2021By Yvonne

Yealands Single Vineyard Marlborough PGR 2020 $26 The nose is a tsunami of apricot, jasmine, ginger, nashi and lychee-laden loveliness and it all washes across the palate like a spring tide. This has always been one of my favourite blended whites because it has something for everyone, delicious balance and firm, generous textures on the … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2019

April 10, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2019 $30 Smell that beeswax character? That’s coming directly from the high proportion of botrytis-infected fruit (the ‘noble’ rot) which adds sweetness and texture to the already ripe, lychee and ginger-soaked sensations present in the gewürztraminer grapes. Slick, smooth, slippery acidity and luscious length of flavour make this a classic. … Read More