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Wine Details

Spy Valley Gewurztraminer Marlborough NZ 2014
A ripe pineapple and honey nose, a touch of rose petals and grapefruit on the mouth with soft acids and warming alcohol give body.

£13.99


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Producer

Situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka River are the vineyards of Johnson Estate.

Eight varieties of grapes over 125 Ha (308 acres) producing premium quality fruit for Spy Valley Wines. Spy Valley is a colloquial name for Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley, derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring base. The fertile, free draining stony soils result from successive flood events and glacial outwash deposits over the previous 10,000 years.

Grape varieties

Gewurztraminer

Region

Marlborough is located on the northeastern edge of the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Marlbourgh started making wine in 1875, however, the modern story really starts in 1973 when Montana planted Sauvignon Blanc and took the wine by storm. In addition to its variety defining Sauvignon Blanc it producers excellent Rieslings and Pinot Noirs.

Style

These wines are more distinctive in style than the mainstream grape varieties and usually provoke a love/hate response! Worth testing out on your tastebuds is a Gewurztraminer for a luscious & fragrant wine with lychee, lime and apricot aromas. This wine is wonderful with Chinese or Thai food. Discover the full on fruitiness of the fabulous Riesling grape which develops petrol aromas as it ages.

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