Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Gewürztraminer 2017 (Auckland)
“I LOVE THIS WINE,” enthused Simon Nunns. “It is a joyous expression and everything is in its place.” Signature rosewater and spice scents are the prelude to a mouthful that has masses of flavour –rose petal, elderflower, nutmeg, cardamom all in the mix. Texturally, the wine is also delightful. It flows softly but with poise to a long dry finish. “It’s an elegant style,” said John Belsham. “The fruit has richness and is gently framed but it never feels loose or cloying. Precision is maintained.