Dry River Lovat Vineyard Gewürztraminer (2021)

From mature vines in Martinborough, the 2021 vintage (5*) is a real conversation piece. Fermented in old oak barrels, it has a perfumed, very spicy bouquet. Light gold, it is weighty, with deep, peachy, spicy, gingery flavours, a sliver of sweetness (9.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), a slightly oily texture and impressive complexity. Already delicious, it’s a star wine, full of personality.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Gewürztraminer
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $55 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 20 – 31
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 30
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 29
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 28
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 27
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 26
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed June 2022

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