Here the strong sunlight together with the nocturnal cooling through the breezes from the sea ensures that is the grape of their best Show page can and strong flavors together with a powerful acid developed. The Nelson region is in the shadow of the world famous Marlborough wrongly. And yet here exquisite wines are produced. The region has an excellent reputation for its aromatic grapes Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Kawan small family farms have evolved, which produce wine away from mass production with great passion.
One of the wineries, which has only recently again received a medal for its Gewurztraminer, is Waimea estate. Owner Trevor Bolitho, explains the success of his wine with excellent climatic conditions by Nelson. A strong sunlight will alternate daily with cool nights. So the fruit flavors in good concentration can evolve, while at the same time the acid remains. Marlborough is mainly known internationally for the crisp Sauvignon Blanc. But in its shadow, the Gewurztraminer into a wine of extraordinary matures Quality. Differently than the Sauvignon Blanc the Gewurztraminer required a certain maturation in the bottle to develop his potential.
From the vineyard of Lawson’s dry hills Gewurztraminer so that the compact clay soil produce a more masculine style with full, concentrated flavors on their estate together with the higher age of the vines, while the Nelson style is somewhat softer and feminine Barbara Lawson explains the difference between a Gewurztraminer from the Marlborough and Nelson. In addition, the barrel design provides for additional flavors. No matter what style you prefer, a Gewurztraminer will leave a lasting impression. The strong flavors of the wine make it a very good aperitif. But his gentle fruitiness fits too sharp Asian cuisine. The acidity of the wine penetrates also through the used oil or the fat content of the food very well. And so he is drunk in France also to the Alsatian Tarte Flambee. Petra Naubert top wines from New Zealand by the specialists