The way to pronounce this variety is... ga-VERTZ-trah-MEE-ner. This one is an off-dry wine with the classic aromas of rose petal and lychee and has a silken palate that is elegant with a lengthy finish. From the excellent 2019 vintage, this wine has received top scores from all the key New Zealand wine critics and is a style for which Misha’s Vineyard has become well known. Delicious now, it’s a wine that will also keep in the cellar for many years.
Spectacularly located on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, the 57-hectare single-vineyard Misha’s Vineyard estate provides optimal conditions for producing world-class Pinot Noir and aromatic white varieties and was named one of New Zealand's Top 20 Wine Producers (Decanter, UK).
MISHA'S VINEYARD 'THE GALLERY' - GEWURZTRAMINER - CENTRAL OTAGO - 2019
- Product Weight
- 1.3 kg
This style of Gewurztraminer offers wonderful fruit purity and varietal expression with almost a refreshing feel – which is unusual with this variety. Cameron Douglas, New Zealand’s only Master Sommelier has rated this wine 93/100 and says “Blossoms and white spice, wet stone and apricot…exotic without being overdone, a sophisticated, calm and elegant bouquet of Gewurztraminer… Well-made, balanced and ready to enjoy from today.” A Thai green or red curry, a laksa or in fact any spicy food would pair well with this wine – or even a platter of pungent cheese especially if there’s a blue cheese.
Showing classic varietal aromas of rose petal, cinnamon and lychee, the off-dry palate has notes of ginger and orange blossom which linger with a ﬂinty mineral freshness. The wonderful 2019 vintage had ideal conditions for this hard-to-grow grape variety! The grapes for this wine were hand-picked at just under 5 tonnes per hectare, and all of the wine was fermented in older French oak barrels to help extend the palate length. Half of the wine was fermented with wild yeast to add interest and texture to the wine. Fermentation was stopped early to retain a little residual sugar (11g/l) to balance the natural acidity with 14% alc.