Dry-River-Lovat-Vineyard-Gewurztraminer-Wineseeker
$55.20

Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer

Superbly delicate and nuanced Gewurz from the iconic Martinborough producer.

Dry River is an icon of everything that makes Martinborough wines special - small plantings of hand tended plants on free draining soils and exceptional quality management. Dry River wines are generally only available to customers on their private mail list, for which there is a waiting list to join.

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Wairarapa
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Gewurztraminer

Shipping Options / Costs

Free shipping for orders over $150, otherwise

Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

19+/20 (5 stars) - Raymond Chan

Bright, light golden-hued yellow with some depth, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is very fresh with refined and tightly bound, concentrated and penetrating with aromas of rose-petals and exotic florals, with notes of ripe yellow stonefruits unfolding a layer of musk entwined with nuances of honey and nuts. Medium to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has bright, lively and rich with exotic fruit flavours of rose-petals and florals entwined with tropical fruits and yellow stonefruits, forming a concentrated core with notes of musk, spices and nutty elements. The palate has a firm line enlivened by refreshing, steely acidity, and the wine flows smoothly with fine textures guiding the flavours to a very long and sustained off-dry finish showing musk, florals, spices and honey. This is a tightly bound and concentrated medium Gewurztraminer with rich, but firm flavours of exotic florals, musk, spices and honey on a fresh, linear palate with a long, lingering finish. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 5+ years. The fruit with shrivel harvested in 4 stages, the earliest pick comprising 12% of the wine fermented in and aged 8 months in a seasoned hogshead barrel, the remaining picks, the last with heavy botrytis infection, fermented in stainless-steel and aged 6 month on lees. The wine is 13.5% alc. and approx. 20 g/L RS, with TA 5.5 g/L and pH 3.46. 19.0+/20 Apr 2017 - Raymond Chan

Reviews

19+/20 (5 stars) - Raymond Chan

Bright, light golden-hued yellow with some depth, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is very fresh with refined and tightly bound, concentrated and penetrating with aromas of rose-petals and exotic florals, with notes of ripe yellow stonefruits unfolding a layer of musk entwined with nuances of honey and nuts. Medium to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has bright, lively and rich with exotic fruit flavours of rose-petals and florals entwined with tropical fruits and yellow stonefruits, forming a concentrated core with notes of musk, spices and nutty elements. The palate has a firm line enlivened by refreshing, steely acidity, and the wine flows smoothly with fine textures guiding the flavours to a very long and sustained off-dry finish showing musk, florals, spices and honey. This is a tightly bound and concentrated medium Gewurztraminer with rich, but firm flavours of exotic florals, musk, spices and honey on a fresh, linear palate with a long, lingering finish. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 5+ years. The fruit with shrivel harvested in 4 stages, the earliest pick comprising 12% of the wine fermented in and aged 8 months in a seasoned hogshead barrel, the remaining picks, the last with heavy botrytis infection, fermented in stainless-steel and aged 6 month on lees. The wine is 13.5% alc. and approx. 20 g/L RS, with TA 5.5 g/L and pH 3.46. 19.0+/20 Apr 2017 - Raymond Chan