Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2012

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14 %%  pH: 3.7  RS: 8.2g/L  
TA: 4.0g/L  Brix: 23.6 - 25.1

From the exceptional 2012 vintage and made in an off-dry style. This wine has lifted lychee and rose petal aromas, complemented by subtle spicy notes, the palate is wonderfully rich with great intensity and is finely balanced.


This wine will continue to develop increased complexity over the next five years.

Food Match

Rich paté and cheeses, Asian dishes, smoked fish.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

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Awards & Reviews

WineNZ magazine - FOUR STARS

A pretty, sweet-fruited, floral nose with some spicy, yeasty influence. Dry on the palate, firm and well balanced with good intensity of lychee, rose petal and apricot. Shows moderate concentration and nice depth of flavour. Lithe and long with just a hint of warmth showing on the finish. This should develop greater complexity with a little time in the bottle.

Cuisine Magazine - FOUR STARS

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - International Trophy For Dry Aromatic Under £15.00/Gold Medal

A rich style with heady, exotic and very floral aromas, showing good varietal character and a steely, mineral notes. The lemon-edged palate has lychees, Turkish Delight, apricot, rose petals and honeysuckle, with an oily texture and lovely pear skin notes on the finish.

Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014 - SILVER MEDAL

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014 - PURE GOLD MEDAL

Sydney International Wine Competition 2014 - GOLD MEDAL

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2010
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2009
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2008
Lawson's Dry Hills Gewürztraminer 2007

Sustainable Winegrowing International Wine Competition Trophy Decanter International Trophy

Awarded the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc producer in 2013

Lawson’s Dry Hills is on Alabama Road, Blenheim, Marlborough.

Our cellar door is open daily from 10am until 5pm, seven days a week during the summer, we are closed on all Public Holidays and winter weekends during June/July/August/September. Call us on +64 3 578 7674 or email

Licence # 052/OFF/023/2016
exp. 03/07/2019 

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