The Gewurztraminer grape has a great affinity for the Johnson Vineyard site. Lower terrace 'G Block' is hard, stony ground, very free draining and a hard place to exist as a grape vine. G Block is small and contains at least five different clonal selections from France and Germany, and a similar number of root stock combinations. Each of these combinations adds a different flavour component and those selected for Envoy typically contain spice and weight.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
"Produced from old vines on a very small site. Big, rich, mouth-filling Gewurztraminer with a creamy texture and an array of floral, spice and ripe tree fruit flavours together with a seasoning of nutty yeast lees character.
A complex and sophisticated wine."
Rating 5 stars/95 points - Bob Campbell
Winery Tasting Notes
Exuberant tropical fruit, spices and a hefty element of funk.
Powerful tanin structure supports an unctuous palate.