Value Pick

Consistently one of the best Gewürztraminer producers in NZ

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Gewürztraminer

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Regions : Marlborough

Consistently one of the best Gewürztraminer producers in NZ

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Spy Valley is consistently one of the best Gewürztraminer producers around. The 2016 vintage (sorry sold out) has just been awarded an incredible 97/100 and Platinum award at the UK Decanter Wine awards. Serious international recognition for this variety. The 2017 has all the power and flavours of previous releases and in fact, Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak, rated the 2017 higher than the 2016.

91/100 Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, January 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Lovely rose petal and Turkish delight aromatics. Really nice textured on the palate with good density and a fine spicy character. It’s pretty but has some seriousness, and just a touch of table grape sweetness on the finish. 11 g/l residual sugar."

New release, reviews for the 2016 vintage below…

97/100 & Platinum Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Trophy for Champion Gewürztraminer
– Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018
Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017

5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, June 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, paler on the rim. The nose is elegantly presented with good depth and tightly concentrated aromas of savoury rose-petals and Turkish Delight , along with steely, fresh herbs and exotic musky notes. Nuances of spice, floral perfumes and minerals unfold with aeration. Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is very deeply concentrated with flavours of rose-petal florals and musk, entwined with fresh herbs, spices, an array of exotic florals nuances and mineral elements. The palate has a firm core with plenty of fruit extract and subtle phenolic textures alongside fresh, lacy acidity providing energy and liveliness. The flavours carry with freshness and vitality to an elegant, lingering finish of exotic florals, musk, honey and minerals. This is an elegantly concentrated and deep, medium-dry Gewurztraminer with rose-petal florals, fresh herbs, musk and spice on a firm, but vibrant palate. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 4+ years. Clones GM12, 14, 457, 1106 and 1148 from the ‘Johnson’ vineyard, Waihopi, given several hours skin contact and fermented in oak and stainless-steel to 14.0% alc. and 12.5 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees."

4 ½ Stars & Top 5, Cuisine Gewürztraminer Tasting, February 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"“Lovely, heady nose,” noted Simon Nunns. This is a typical Spy Valley gewürz – intense, rich and complex. The fruit brims with dried spice flavours and has real depth and persistence; the texture is delightfully giving. This medium-dry style would work well alongside a rabbit terrine and sweet relish."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"Estate-grown in the Waihopai Valley and fermented in tanks and old oak vessels, this wine is consistently impressive. The 2016 vintage is mouthfilling and gently sweet (12.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), with peachy, slightly spicy and gingery flavours, showing a touch of complexity, moderate acidity, and excellent depth and harmony. Drink now or cellar."

IWSC 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Rose petal and lychee notes are carried through from the nose to the palate. This wine shows excellent varietal definition, with good balance, fresh acidity and a characteristic silky texture."

Sue Courtney, (2016 Vintage)
"Light gold hued with a heady fragrance of violets, lychee, Turkish Delight and rose oil and off dry to the tingly taste with sweet ripe grape and lychee flavours, white pepper and musky spices with a powerful, toasty, smoker lolly finish that’s soft and seamless. Begs to be accompanied with Thai or and Indian curry."

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