Wines in the single vineyard ENVOY range are selected from small micro-vineyard sites on our own estate blocks. ENVOY is the chosen representative at the highest level and presents accumulated knowledge and skill as interpreted by the winemakers. The wines are textural and complex, and honour the best winemaking tool of all - time.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Fruit from the original Alsace clones from ‘Johnson Vineyard G Block’, hand-picked and fermented in small oak to 13.5% alc. and 20 g/L RS. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with light golden hues. This has an elegantly proportioned nose with an array of integrated aroma of exotic florals, honey, spices and savoury root ginger, that build in depth and intensity in the glass. Medium in sweetness, lively and bright, piquant flavours of rose-petal florals, spices, musk and ginger show on a smooth-flowing, unctuously-textured palate. The mouthfeel is soft, with ripe acidity providing good freshness and balance, enhancing the richness. The phenolic handling is excellent, combining with fine alcohol drive to carry the palate to a luscious, long and lingering finish of honey and ginger. This is an intensely flavoured, luscious and near unctuous, medium Gewurztraminer with ginger, honey and musky flavours. Serve with pate, semi hard cheeses and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 4-5 years. Rating 18.5+/20, 5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Estate-grown in the Waihopai Valley, hand-picked and fermented in small oak vessels, this is classy stuff. Bright, light lemon/green, it is an enticingly perfumed and fleshy, medium style with concentrated stonefruit, spice and ginger flavours, showing lovely complexity and harmony. Delicious drinking from now onwards. Rating 5 Stars - Winestate Magazine Recent Releases (MAY-JUN/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Opulent tropical fruit and oriental spices.
Soft and mouthfilling with a firm yet elegant core structure. Bold and ripely fruited while retaining finesse.