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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Matawhero ‘Gisborne’ Gewürztraminer 2011

Grape Variety: 100% Gewürztraminer
Growing Region: Gisborne, New Zealand
Owners: Kirsten & Richard Searle
Matawhero Wines was established in Gisborne by Bill Irwin in 1968, defying convention of the time and crafting boutique wine with international acclaim - changing the face of New Zealand winemaking forever. Following in Bill's pioneering footsteps and the first vintage in 1975, his son Denis imparted his own colourful style and won fame for his Gewürztraminer - which everyone was enjoying, even the Queen in England.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Searle vineyard on the Patutahi plateau in Gisborne. In the cool of the day - the grapes were machine harvested and quickly taken to the winery. The juice was cool fermented, using a selected aromatic yeast. The fermentation was stopped when the wine was decided to be in balance and retaining all of its natural tropical flavour. The wine was then stabilised, filtered, bottled, labeled and rested before release.
In the glass you are greeted by a pale gold colour with hints of green. On the nose the wine is showing aromatic notes of; Turkish-delight, rose petal, clove and star anise. The palate is bright and fruit driven in style, rich and full with fresh lychee, Turkish-delight and subtle hints of spice and ginger. The wine has a pleasingly long finish, which will compliment many varied and flavoursome cuisine choices. Chill and serve at 8°C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and through to the end of 2013.
Perfect wine match with Malaysian/ Asian cuisine, blue cheese and fruit desserts, enjoy.
Packed with tropical personality and flavour.

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