Voluptuous in breadth & weight, with smooth texture & subtle acidity.
NZ Gewürztraminer is extremely fragrant, with rose petals, lychee, cinnamon & ginger characters commonly seen. North Island styles tend towards broader, more textural styles whereas the South Island regions produce wines more linear in structure and distinctly aromatic.
“Huge potential in New Zealand … eschewing that obvious aroma of lychee for a more complex, less pungent & refined bouquet.” Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, USA
The controlled grace of a South Island Gewürztraminer lends a sumptuousness to Thai king prawns with basil and chilli.
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Plantings per Region (2014)
Overall plantings in the last 12 years
SOURCE: New Zealand Winegrower's Vineyard Register Report & Annual Report