Voluptuous in breadth and weight, with smooth texture and subtle acidity.
New Zealand winemakers have harnessed the complex and generous nature of the Gewurztraminer 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 Gewurztraminer is extremely fragrant.
Aromas of rose petals, lychee, cinnamon and ginger are typically expressed, with a palate of ripe stonefruit, sweet citrus and quince characters.
Although the volumes of Gewurztraminer being produced are tiny; it is grown throughout the country by a handful of dedicated and passionate producers.
Styles that can vary in dryness from bone dry to a sweet late harvest, though typically New Zealand Gewurztraminer is made in a dry to off-dry style.
As a naturally lower acid variety, Gewurztraminer 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.