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

Whitehaven Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020

January 27, 2021By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2020 $22 I may as well be siting outside the gates at Whitehaven as summer approaches, stalking them basically, because my infatuation for their gewürztraminer is so ridiculous. I can’t even remember if there was ever a time that I was less than wowed by any vintage they’ve released. They manage to … Read More

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020

December 17, 2020By Yvonne

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2020 $23.99 It is super-easy to see how this wine, in its short lifespan, has made such an impact out there among gewurz-hounds. It boasts beautiful top notes of classic lychee, white peach, pear and honeysuckle, while on the palate it reveals crisp, clean, juicy stone fruit and spice saturation. … Read More

Petane Station Bellbird Block Gewürztraminer 2020

December 2, 2020By Yvonne

Petane Station Bellbird Block Gewürztraminer 2020 $36 With just 70 dozen made of this lychee-laden little lovely from out Esk Valley way, by the time I finish writing this review it’ll possibly all be gone! My individually numbered bottle (the gorgeous no. 915) poured a perfectly pale gold wine, bursting with baking spices, mango, rosewater … Read More

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Nelson Gewürztraminer 2020

November 10, 2020By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Nelson Gewürztraminer 2020 $23 One Nelsonian name associated with great gewürztraminer is Blackenbrook. It’s like they’ve got lychee and ginger running in their veins – they never seem to turn out anything but sensational styles and this 2020 example is no exception. Fresh, feisty, dry, clean and crunchy textures merge with pure pear, … Read More

Old Coach Road Nelson Gewürztraminer 2020

July 6, 2020By Yvonne

Old Coach Road Nelson Gewürztraminer 2020 $14 Tropical fruit? Check. Lychee? Check. Ginger? Check!  This is an absolute classic kiwi gewürztraminer that is an excellent example for those wanting a friendly, approachable example from the sunshine capital of the country.  Smooth, luscious and pretty darn tasty. http://www.oldcoachroad.co.nz

The Darling Arnst Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2017

June 8, 2020By Yvonne

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 … Read More

Schist Hills Old Vines Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2013

May 19, 2020By Yvonne

Schist Hills Old Vines Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2013 $18.99 John and Christine Rasmussen of Schist Hills source this gewürz from their Black Ridge vineyard, home to the oldest gewürztraminer vines in Alexandra. It’s a crisp, dry style, with just enough lychee, peach and Turkish delight characters to inject a tweak of sweet into an otherwise … Read More