Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2007
Winemaker: Marcus Wright / Dean Boyce.
Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.70 RS: 7.0 g/L
TA: 4.9 g/L Brix: 24.4
Off dry in style,this rich full bodied wine has intense floral and musk aromas that combine with rose petal,lychee and ginger on the palate to produce a wine of great concentration and complexity.
This wine will drink wonderfully over the next Six years
Enjoy in moderation with Chinese style sweet and sour pork.
Awards & Reviews
Lawson's has a reputation for consistently producing some of New Zealand's most impressive and concentrated Gewürztraminers, wines that are always big on roses, lychees, ginger and often cinnamon. Will become even richer and rounder with age.
Flowers, orchard fruits and orange cream: a real Gewürztraminer nose. On the palate, it's taut, heady, tight and phenolic, with gentle acidity and ample alcohol; satisfying, complex and very true to the variety.
Top Tip - Exceptional quality.
NO 1 TOP NEW ZEALAND GEWÜRZTRAMINER FIVE STARS BEST BUY It's hard to remember the last time Ross ans Barbara Lawson's winery made a Gewürztraminer that was less than outstanding. This one follows the established Lawson's Dry Hills style - a viscous torrent of concentrated, floral, spicy fruit. Ravishingly flavoursome and extroverted.
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Founded in 1992, Lawson's Dry Hills is celebrated for opulent Gewürtraminer, while it's Alsace-like Pinot Gris is also catching on fast.
Incredible concentration of rose petal, anise, liquorice and oriental spice flavours. A wine with a great pedigree. Long with restrained lusciousness. A proven winner in thye cellar.
FOUR AND A HALF STARS - 91 points.....One of the most consistant and excellent Gewürztraminers made in New Zealand, this vintage offering is shaping up to be another beauty. The nose is classically perfumed, showing rose petals, tropical fruit and subtle spices. The palate is concentrated (7g/L) with a silky, almost oily texture with nicely balanced acidity. The finish is long and attractive. At its best: now - 2010.
Sunday Star Times
Gewürztraminer with Asian food has become something of a cliché, but it works. One sniff of the extroverted lychee and spice flavours this one offers will convince you: good Feng Shui.
FIVE STARS...Expressive lychee,rose petal and spice explode from the bottle. Spicy, luscious and very refreshing
FOUR STARS (91)....One of the most consistant and excellent Gewürztraminers made in New Zealand,this vintages offering is shaping upto be another beauty. The nose is classically perfumed showing rose petals,tropical fruit and subtle spices. The palate is concentrated (7g/L) with a silky,almost oily texture and nicely balanced acidity. The finish is long and attractive. At its best now through to 2010.
FOUR AND A HALF STARS..Winestate, Wine of the Year Awards, September 2008.
F & B Magazine
A variety that has always done well for Lawson's Dry Hills since their opening vintage(1992). Strong, well structured and quite robust in its body. Plenty of true Gewürztraminer fruit and body, still youthful , however everthing is certainly working.
Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2007 - GOLD MEDAL/TROPHY
Liquorland Top 100 2008 (NZ) - GOLD MEDAL/TROPHY Champion Gewürztraminer.
FIVE STARS - TOP IN CATEGORY. Benchmark stuff. Weighty and richly perfumed, with superbly concentrated ginger and spice flavours. Powerful, intensely varietal wine, rated highly by all panelists.