Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebbecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.7 RS: 19.9g/L
TA: 4.8 g/L Brix: 26.5
Our wonderful 2013 The Pioneer Gewürztraminer is sweet, intelligent, sensitive, generous to a fault, yet humble, modest and not movie star diva at all. A wine that needs no sensationalisation, embellishment or flat out lies...A wine to simply enjoy.
We expect this wine to age very gracefully over the next five to six years
Rich, ripe soft cheeses, Asian influenced dishes with big flavours.
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Awards & Reviews
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide - Five stars
Air New Zealand Inflight Magazine - Kia Ora
Flagship wine from one of Marlborough's leading Gewürztraminer producers. Rich, creamy and concentrated offering a lot more complexity, weight and flavour than most. Sophisticated wine with a wide array of flavours including lychee, Turkish delight, liquorice and mixed spice/clove. Medium/dry.
Bob Campbell MW - Five Stars - 95 points
Flagship wine from one of Marlborough's leading Gewürztraminer producers. Rich, creamy and concentrated Gewürztraminer offering a lot more complexity, weight and flavour than most. Sophisticated wine with a wide array of flavours including lychee, turkish delight, liquorice and mixed spice/clove This wine ages extremely well - I can say that with confidence after tasting a vertical lineup.
The Dish - FOUR STARS
Judges comments - This is a sweeter style of Gewürztraminer that's especially golden and pretty in the glass."I love the caramelized, honeyed notes; grilled peach, lychee and ginger on the nose," said Yvonne. "And it's super succulent on the palate". Andrew described it as " a decadent style, which has great freshness and balance".