Blackenbrook

Gewürztraminer 2021

Produced in the Alsace region for hundreds of years, Gewurztraminer wines are youthful and vibrant, often best enjoyed when they are young and fresh.

The floral notes and lower acidity match everyday kiwi cuisine like soft cow’s milk cheeses, chicken and pork, and roasted veggies. We grab a bottle off the shelf at least once a week for tea and it delights every time.

 

$23.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

Our Gewürztraminer 2021 is bright and intriguing with a fragrant nose of rose petals, spice and Turkish delight. The palate is highly textural with a balanced structure, refinement and persistence.

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Sunrise over Blackenbrook Vineyard.  The vines are covered in white bird-netting.  The orange morning light reflects of the netting, giving the image a dreamy feel.

Reviews

93/100 Bob Campbell MW, therealreview.com

Creamy-textured Gewürztraminer with typical Turkish Delight, lychee and pot-pourri flavours. A hint of sweetness is balanced by fruity acidity to give a fairly dry finish. A fragrant, gentle and appealing wine. 01 Feb 2022

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com

Immediately seductive scents of apple strudel, exotic tropical fruits, ripe citrus with tangerine orange spice suggestions and floral. Delicious on the palate with a satin texture, vibrant acid line and flavours of citrus and tropical fruits, flowers and exotic spices that reflect the bouquet.

A lovely example ready to drink from 2022 through 2025+.

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.

Ursula Schwarzenbach chatting with a customer at a wine tasting.  In the background there is a large Blackenbrook sign.

The season

Mother Nature threw some hefty challenges at us with unsettled weather and gale-force wind in spring followed by a hail storm on
Boxing Day.  

The humid and cold conditions in December made pollination difficult, resulting in small bunches with far less berries than usual.

Luckily we dodged the worst of the hail storm in December and only the Pinot Noir suffered damage. 

In January the weather finally turned and the sun kept smiling down on us right into harvest. On 15 March we started picking beautifully healthy grapes of outstanding fruit concentration. Just smaller than wished for volumes…