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The Pioneer
Gewürztraminer 2022

Mango, persimmon, lychee and marmalade produce a wonderfully complex nose. The palate is rich and round with great fruit concentration and intensity. This wine is medium in style and the sweetness is perfectly balanced by gentle acidity. Combined, these characters produce a complex, balanced and most importantly, delicious wine.

AWARDS

This wine received the trophy for Aromatic White Wines at the 2023 Global Fine Wine Challenge!

And we love the judges’ comments:

  • “Intense gewurztraminer nose, very spicy and superbly fragrant, oily texture, full fat and rich on palate. Alcohol/glycerol warmth and texture. Very Good, and not overly sweet.”  Huon  Hooke 
  • “Rose petal aromas.  The front palate is highly sweet fruited. Good varietal character. Juicy.” Toni Paterson MW 
  • “Classic, fresh, fruit cup, floral, lychee, rose water, soapy fresh, clean, complex and layered, balanced.” Anthony Mueller 
  • “Hedonistic; Turkish delight, dried rose petal. Musk. Beautifully fragrant. Off dry with masses of varietal character. Not blowsy but perfectly poised. Really lovely. Very persistent.” Jane Skilton MW 

 

 

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The Pioneer
Gewürztraminer 2022

Mango, persimmon, lychee and marmalade produce a wonderfully complex nose. The palate is rich and round with great fruit concentration and intensity. This wine is medium in style and the sweetness is perfectly balanced by gentle acidity. Combined, these characters produce a complex, balanced and most importantly, delicious wine.

Vineyards and viticulture

This Gewurztraminer is from the company’s original vineyard, planted in 1982, that surrounds the winery. These unirrigated vines are deeply rooted in clay soils which help to give the wine intensity, weight and body, resulting in a rich, mouth-coating texture.

Winemaking

These grapes were harvested in perfected condition during a wonderfully warm harvest. They were gently crushed and then pressed to French barriques and allowed to undergo spontaneous fermentation with yeasts that were naturally present. The wine was left to rest on lees for several months before bottling here at the winery later in the year.

Food Pairing

Salmon, spicy dishes, coconut-based curries, patés and terrines, sweeter vegetables such as pumpkin and kumara, strong flavoured, soft, ripe, white cheeses.
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Gold Medal & Trophy Winner

We’re delighted that our Reserve Chardonnay was awarded a Gold medal and the Marlborough Chardonnay Trophy at the recent 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Now in its 39th year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.

Well done team!