The grapes for this wine were harvested on 5 April, coming from our Lansdowne and Annabrook vineyards on the stony alluvial soils of the Waimea Plains. Both sites were harvested very early morning so they arrived at the winery icy cold, helping to preserve delicate fruit characters. Both components underwent maturation on lees, subtly enhancing the textural component of the wine’s palate.
Commonly referred to as affectionately as Gewurz, the name Gewürztraminer literally translates to “Spice Traminer”, or “Perfumed Traminer’.
This distinctive wine has aromas of citrus blossom, pink roses, candy floss and cardamom scrambling from the glass. The off-dry palate is very silky, with each mouthful revealing another dimension. Look for flavours of lychee, papaya and toffee apples. A fine phenolic backbone gives structure, length and elegance to this concentrated wine. It can be creatively matched with many foods, particularly Asian dishes, or enjoyed simply as an aperitif.