Blackenbrook Gewürztraminer 2017

Blackenbrook Gewürztraminer 2017

Blackenbrook Gewürztraminer 2017

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  • 4 Stars Michael Cooper
  • Bragato Silver 2017
  • Dish Tasting Panel
  • sustainable production
  • Vegan Approved

Our Gewürztraminer 2017 seduces with its nose of rose petals, Turkish delight and star anise. The palate is rich and powerful with an assertive structure and a lingering off-dry finish.

Ideal serving temperature: 15°C


Silver Medal Bragato Wine Awards 2017

4 Stars Michael Cooper

A consistently attractive wine. Pale and ripely perfumed, this Gewurztraminer is a medium-dry style with mouth-filling body and a vibrant array of pear, peach, lychee and spice flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth.


Top 12 Dish Magazine, October 2018
Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach have an enviable track record with Gewurztraminer and this vintage is no exception.

“It’s very varietal, with good solid white nectarine, peach and sweet apple characters. Very easy to drink“ said Cameron Douglas MS.

Yvonne Lorkin enthused “The nose is very sexy. I love the Turkish delight, ginger and cardamom characters and its luscious textures.“


4 Stars Neil Hodgson

This Gewurztraminer is typical of the Blackenbrook style, beautiful winemaking that delivers clean flavours true to the varietal.  

In this case the lovely ripe fruit aromas tease the senses but the flavours deliver on the promise.  Lively spiced pear, lychee and soft ginger flavours abound in the rich but not over-powering palate, a medium to dry style wine that delivers excellent value.

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society

Weather Conditions: Regular rain fall in spring and early summer promoted a vibrant and lush canopy.

A warm and dry February made for excellent ripening conditions but just a few days before harvest it was back to rain.

Fortunately we got a few more sunny days and with the help of our amazing picking team we managed to bring the crop in safely just hours before cyclone Debbie hit the region – once again extremely lucky!

• 100% fruit from our Home block
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction
• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 31 March 2017


• Extremely gentle winemaking:  Whole bunch pressed, gravity-fed from
press area to main winery, cool fermentation, minimal pumping, no fining pre-bottling
• Oak-ageing for 12% of the wine to add complexity
8g/ltr natural residual sugar
• Bottled on 20 July 2017 under screw caps
• 13.5% Alcohol

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