Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2010

Winemaker: Marcus Wright / Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.68  RS: 9.6  
TA: 4.5  Brix: 23.9 - 24.6

The grapes for this wine are sourced from our Home block around the Lawson's Dry Hills winery and from the nearby Woodward vineyard. The 2010 season was ideal, producing small intensely flavoured grapes. Wonderfully lifted aromas of musk, lemon blossom, rose and tropical fruits are complimented by a rich round palate with great intensity and fine balance. Our Gewürztraminer ages well and this wine will continue to develop increased complexity over the next five years and beyond.

Cellaring

Fantastic whilst young, this wine will reward patient cellaring for up to ten years.

Food Match

Spicy Asian influenced dishes, rich paté or cheese.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

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Awards & Reviews

Otago Daily Times

A classic Marlborough Gewürztraminer, big, mouth-filling, oozing rose petals, ginger and citrus. With a rich, oily texture and firm, fresh, dry finish with a lingering aftertaste of Turkish delight.

Vintage Direct (AUS)

96 POINTS - The nose displays exotic and intoxicating scents of rose petala, lychee and ripe pear, followed by some musk and a hint of spice. Thick, richly textured and possessing superb depth and richness, this is a fantastic impersonation of Alsatian Gewürztraminer. Mouthfilling flavours of lychee, ripe pear, musk, Turkish delight and spice. Medium dry with outstanding concentration.

Nicks Wine Merchants

96 POINTS -"A magnificent expression of thei wonderfully aromatic varietal" The nose displays exotic and intoxicating scents of rose petals, lychee and ripe pear, followed by some musk and a hint of spice. Thick, richly textured and possessing superb depth and richness. This is a fantastic impression of Alsatian Gewürztraminer.

John Ingle

An intense lychee flavour with typical Alsatian profile of sweet and sour through the palate. Full fruit intensity is about the only aspect that defines it as New Zealand instead of Alsace. A very strong nose of orange and mandarin which follows through to subtle rose petal, which then lingers. Beautiful example - loved it.

Winestate Magazine

Highly perfumed and weighty, gently sweet style with rich, ripe, gingery, spicy flavours. Showing excellent depth and harmony - maturing very gracefully.

Cuisine Magazine

TOP FIVE.

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 - TROPHY CHAMPION GEWURZTRAMINER - PURE GOLD

Marlborough Wine Show 2012 - GOLD MEDAL-CHAMPION GEWURZTRAMINER.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2011
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2009
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2008
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2007