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A beautifully balanced, cool-climate style of Gewürztraminer that we make in only tiny volumes each year. The 2018 delivers wonderful texture, subtle aromatics and superb structural balance – all signatures of the Waitaki Valley and a great winemaker.
Elegantly exotic and finely perfumed according to Sam Kim from Wine Orbit, the 2018 Waitaki Valley Gewürztraminer shows fig, mango, lychee and subtle rose petal aromas.
Enjoy this extremely drinkable wine now through until 2026.
“Textural and tantalising with excellent varietal expression, finishing gorgeously long and silky” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Food matches: Asian flavours, especially duck
Jeff’s tasting notes: Every year we try to think of other ways to express what Gewurz smells and tastes like and every year we come back to the old descriptors. Roses, lychees, tropical and white stonefruit, muscat-like grape characters and the classic spice the Gewurz always gives us.
The 2018 offers a hint of orange blossom, maybe a touch of mint and even a sprinkling of cinnamon for good measure. In the mouth, it is a delight, not quite a heavy as the 2017 in terms of extract, slightly higher in residual sugar, balanced by an extra gram of acid. The entry is soft and slippery, and the flavours build while the wine warms in your mouth. A generous but not tiring amount of alcohol adds weight and the phenolics from the skin and lees contact adds texture. That acid helps to keep the palate driving along nicely, finishing with a delightful spicy snap at the end. Flavoursome enough to drink on its own we love it with Asian inspired duck, braised then roast with the whole oriental spice cabinet, some citrus and, dare we say it, lychees.
Ratings: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit – 94/100