Wairau River Reserve 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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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.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced less than perfect flowering conditions which resulted in a lower-than-average potential yield. Balance of yield to canopy health was excellent. January, February, and March produced some of the driest months ever recorded with picking beginning in the last week of February and concluding in the last week of March culminating in one of the earliest vintages in the region and also one of the most exceptional harvests we have seen. The warm fine weather through the late summer provided exceptionally clean and healthy fruit, creating the a riper spectrum of tropical fruit flavours, this provided the winemakers with an extensive array of complimentary blending components from which to assemble some fantastic wines. The resulting wines from the 2021 vintage have wonderful fruit concentration aromatic power and defining elegance which are all hallmarks of this outstanding vintage. The elegance and poise seen from the 2021 wines will truly make this one of the most celebrated years for some time.
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.