Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2022

December 6, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2022 $21 From a cooler-than-average summer, comes a spicy, zesty gewurztraminer which boasts all the classic aromatics I love (lychee, ginger, manuka honey and jasmine) but injects baking spices like clove and nutmeg alongside dried citrus peel and crystalised mango. It’s a plump, plush, sexy thing to sip, yet has … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2022

October 27, 2022By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewürztraminer 2022 $22 From Nelson’s famous Moutere Clay soils comes the new vintage of one of my favourite gewürz producers. 2022 was a tricky vintage, but the Blackenbrookers have done an excellent job of creating a clean, spicy-driven, exotically-textured wine showing all the good stuff that we want in good value gewürztraminer. Rose … Read More

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021

September 27, 2022By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Gewürztraminer 2021 $30 This wine is so beautifully balanced, it’s like the liquid equivalent of a Simone Biles beam routine. Released in the 30th anniversary year of Peg Bay brilliance, this gewürz glows with candied lychee, crystalised ginger, a whiff of white pepper, persimmon and showing a soft, creamy, peachy undertone. Clean … Read More

Fairmont Estate Block One Gladstone Terraces Gewurztraminer 2018

June 4, 2022By Yvonne

Fairmont Estate Admiral Hill Gladstone Terraces Gewurztraminer 2018 $22 Intensely spicy on the nose, ginger, white pepper and even a tweak of marjoram merge with classic Turkish Delight, peach, honeysuckle, and delicious richness. Baked apple complexity, luxurious spices and a gorgeously long finish. Love it! Fairmont Estate

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2020

February 16, 2022By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2020 $22 Lifted aromatics of ginger, lychee, musky notes and nutmeg-sprinkled quince literally leap out of the glass and blend with fresh apple and peach on the palate. Classically styled, refreshing, spicy and needs a good 45-minute chill before serving. Crab Farm

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020

January 6, 2022By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 $20 Here ye gewürztraminals!! My What’s Your Wine Wednesday highlight is the glorious Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2020 ($20) from the frisky folk at Pegasus Bay Winery. It’s crammed with juicy lychee and punchy, peachy flavours, edged with ginger and spice and layered with luxurious textures from start … Read More

Gibson Bridge Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2016

December 9, 2021By Yvonne

Gibson Bridge Reserve Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2016 $30 Five years on from vintage and this wine is maturing into something you’d definitely want to take out to dinner and maybe invite back to yours for a nightcap and some Netflix. Quite the opposite of those blousy, sweet, commercial styles – this one is musky-dry and spliced … Read More

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