Reserve

Family Reserve Gewürztraminer 2019

Discover this gem of a wine that artfully blends rose petals and fruit perfumes with ginger and musky spices. It’s a sophisticated and balanced wine – and also entirely approachable - that comes from only the best fruit we picked in 2019. Take the leap and dive in, you’ll be so glad you did.

The black Family Reserve label indicates an exceptional vintage.

 

$30.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

Medium-dry in style, our Family Reserve Gewürztraminer 2019 abounds with delightful aromas of ripe pear and candied ginger, drawing you into a generous palate with an impressive texture and length.

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A young Gewurztraminer shoot bursting from a bud on a wooden cane in spring.  The leaves are bright orange and pinkish.  Behind the young shoot there is the galvanised fruiting wire and green grass.
Winemaker Daniel Schwarzenbach tasting the new vintage Sauvignon Blanc at the Blackenbrook Winery.  He is wearing a black jacket.  In the background there are stainless steel wine tanks.

Reviews

5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, yvonnelorkin.com

The thing I love about this wine is its cool, calm mood. It rolls out subtle ginger, rosewater and musky spices on the nose and unveils layers of nashi, nutmeg and poached peach on the palate. Having spent a quiet, sleepy year in bottle before release, it’s soothing, dry, softly styled and superb with Thai green chicken curry.

91/100 Bob Campbell MW, therealreview.com

Off-dry gewürztraminer with strong varietal character reflected in its floral, white rose, potpourri and lychee flavours. A soft and charming wine with impressive purity and a lingering finish.

Certified vegan

To make this wine, we haven't used classic fining agents such as fish, milk, or egg extracts and only minimal additives.

This means our Gewürztraminer is very natural and vegan friendly. In fact, it is certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.

Owner and Marketing Manager Ursula Schwarzenbach standing in front of a pallet of Blackenbrook wine cartons.  She is smiling, wearing a bright red top and beautiful necklace.

The season

The weather gods were on our side, giving us an exceptional growing season.

With ample spring rain the vineyard was off to a strong start and quickly grew a vibrant green canopy, the powerhouse producing the energy for the new crop.

Grapevines are wind-pollinators and the dry and sunny December was perfect for a good, even fruit set.

From January right into harvest a heat wave and drought gripped Nelson Tasman. Luckily our un-irrigated vines have deep roots and managed to find sufficient water deep down in the gravelly clay soils. They thrived in the challenging conditions and gave us a beautiful crop with outstanding colour and flavours. Harvest kicked off on 8 March, the earliest we’ve seen it at Blackenbrook’s ever.