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2023 SV Gewürztraminer


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Sorry 2023 is all sold out – 2024 is looking amazing and we’ll be doing the usual pre release for this in late July – email if you’d like to be on the “I Love TWR Gewurztraminer” List!

Te Whare Ra has a long standing reputation for producing one of New Zealand’s finest Gewürztraminers and much of the credit must go to the vineyard here. This wine is produced solely from 14 rows in the old block which were planted in 1979 and are some of the oldest vines in Marlborough at 44 years of age. Part of the reason for our conversion to organic and biodynamic farming was to rescue these old vines and coax them back to life. We saw huge potential in this old block and successfully rejuvenating these vines has been one of our greatest achievements. They are very low-cropping, which is not great for the accountant’s numbers, but is worth it for the amazing complexity and concentration we get from the fruit and the exceptional quality of the resultant wines.

Please note that we only made 145 cases of this wine in 2023, of which most was pre sold, so if you want some TWR Gewürztraminer goodness – get it now!

Tasting Notes

Intensely perfumed, with notes of lychees, ripe oranges and cloves. These lead into luscious varietal flavours of lychee and quince, with underlying characters of ginger and exotic spice. The palate shows intense fruit concentration and weight with a fine, soft texture and excellent persistence of flavour. This wine is off dry and continues the outstanding quality of previous vintages of our Te Whare Ra Gewürztraminer.

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2023 TWR SV Gewurztraminer
95/100 Stephen Wong MW The Real Review 
Detailed, decadent perfume with crystalised ginger, talcum and rose petals. Very pretty but also poised. The palate is silky and dense with lots of power on the flavoursome, long and complex palate with bright sunny fruit which leads to a warming, savoury and perfumed back-palate. Nicely balanced against the sweetness by a quinine/tonic finish which reins in the exuberant fruit. Sophisticated, refined and utterly classic gewüztraminer. Everything is exactly in place and it will also age for a few years. Fantastic stuff.

2021 TWR SV Gewurztraminer
Jane Skilton Gourmet Traveler Wine – 95 Points 
Intensely aromatic with masses of lychee, bourbon rose petal and turkish delight. The palate is concentrated with real depth and there’s just a touch of sweetness in support.  Excellent texture and length
Sam Kim – 95 Points 
Seductively perfumed with apricot, rose petal, clove and lychee aromas, it’s juicy and gorgeously flavoursome in the mouth delivering silky texture and pristine fruit flavours, combined with whispering sweetness and refreshing acidity, making it instantly appealing with a potential to evolve wonderfully. Certified organic. Style: Off-dry. At its best: now to 2033.

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