Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer
$52.70

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 (*) All Free(**)
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. 
(**) Normally $2.50 - free as we all are dealing with the COVID crisis

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The warmer vintages like the 2018 benefit our Alsace varieties in the vineyard for the style we pursue, in this case Gewurztraminer: a broader, denser wine with full, decadent aromatics and a touch of residual sugar.

Hallmark aromatics of quince, ginger, rose petals and lychee are seamlessly woven into more difficult to decipher aromatics; perfumed stone fruits and papaya with lifted spices. Some of the 2018 Botrytis bunch selection wine was blended into this to provide some more depth - honey suckle and orange peel characters with fresh, dried herbs.

The palate is structured, even a bit stern at first, then becoming more ‘elastic’ and viscous with the alcohol spreading through the wine, giving an element of buoyancy. The well natured character is reflective of the vintage: warm, calm, soft with a bright spark and a friendly twinkle. The botrytis portion expresses honey rate and orange marmalade.  We see a marked duality in the evolution over the palate where it spreads and broadens, then dries and salivates, but is never lost in direction.

If possible, refrain from drinking this wine for the first two to three years, it will open up and soften beautifully.

Winemaker Notes

The warmer vintages like the 2018 benefit our Alsace varieties in the vineyard for the style we pursue, in this case Gewurztraminer: a broader, denser wine with full, decadent aromatics and a touch of residual sugar.

Hallmark aromatics of quince, ginger, rose petals and lychee are seamlessly woven into more difficult to decipher aromatics; perfumed stone fruits and papaya with lifted spices. Some of the 2018 Botrytis bunch selection wine was blended into this to provide some more depth - honey suckle and orange peel characters with fresh, dried herbs.

The palate is structured, even a bit stern at first, then becoming more ‘elastic’ and viscous with the alcohol spreading through the wine, giving an element of buoyancy. The well natured character is reflective of the vintage: warm, calm, soft with a bright spark and a friendly twinkle. The botrytis portion expresses honey rate and orange marmalade.  We see a marked duality in the evolution over the palate where it spreads and broadens, then dries and salivates, but is never lost in direction.

If possible, refrain from drinking this wine for the first two to three years, it will open up and soften beautifully.