Wairau River Marlborough Gewürztraminer
Gewürztraminer is pronounced ga-vurts-tra-men-er and it’s spiritual home is Germany. Gewürz means spicy so the word literally means spicy traminer. Hand picked from our Home Block vineyard, we make our Gewürztraminer in a rich, unctuous style, that is fragrant, has incredible texture and pairs beautifully with spicy dishesLEARN MORE
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Picking began earlier than normal in the middle of March and concluded in the first week of April. This has resulted in clean elegant wines, that show great concentration and poise from a challenging vintage.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period the region experienced higher than average rainfall limiting the potential yields. January and February were some of the warmest months on record culminating in one of the earliest harvests seen. Picking began in the first week of March and concluded in the first week of April.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced perfect flowering conditions. January to March produced some of the driest months on record culminating in one of the most exceptional harvests ever seen from the region. Picking began in the 2nd week of March and concluded in the second week of April. The drawn-out nature of the harvest allowed the winemakers to pick at optimal balance and sugar ripeness, as well as physiological ripeness. The warm and fine weather through the late summer months has allowed the development of a riper spectrum of tropical flavours. The resulting wines have wonderful fruit concentration and aromatic power.
Stir Fried Salmon with Ginger, Soy and Sesame
Gewürztraminer best pairings happen when you think Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine, each use nuts and dried fruits with roasted meats and are great examples of the types of cuisine to enjoy with Gewürztraminer wine. When pairing Gewürztraminer with food think also about spicy food and be aware that the wine’s floral aromas and notes of ginger will bring out actual ginger and rose water used in a dish.