The Ihumatao area of Auckland has a proud heritage in producing outstanding Gewurztraminer. This vineyard, surrounding the Villa Maria winery in Auckland, is located in a wind protected volcanic basin on the edge of the Manukau Harbour. Free draining soils and a unique soil profile lead to the production of a distinctive Gewurztraminer.
This wine has alluring and vibrant aromatics, notably rose petal, talc, lychee and Turkish delight. The palate is rich, concentrated and textured with a rounded, lingering finish.
The aromatic intensity of this wine is a great match to a Thai red curry with King prawns, ginger and coriander.