Voluptuous in breadth and weight, with smooth texture and subtle acidity.
New Zealand winemakers have harnessed the complex and generous nature of the Gewürztraminer grape, and a range of unique expressions can be now be found throughout the country.
Voluptuous in breadth and weight, with a smooth texture and subtle acidity, New Zealand Gewürztraminer is extremely fragrant, with rose petals, lychee, cinnamon and ginger typically expressed. Palates are rich in ripe stonefruit, sweet citrus and quince characters.
Although current volumes are tiny; it is grown throughout the country by a handful of dedicated and passionate producers in styles that can vary in dryness from bone dry to a sweet late harvest, though typically New Zealand Gewürztraminer is made in a dry to off-dry style.
As a naturally lower acid variety, Gewürztraminer appreciates New Zealand’s overall cooler climate and free-draining soils, while our plentiful sunshine and significant diurnal shifts emphasize the aromatic purity and fruit richness of the variety.