Huia Gewürztraminer has a fragrant nose of rose petal notes and turkish delight. Soft lychee and rose water flavours fill out the aromatic palate. This is a silky, supple, succulent style with hints of salted caramel, nashi pear and a slight hint of passionfruit on the palate.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Claire & Mike started Huia in the mid ‘90s. Living amongst the vines in house they built themselves, they raised their two daughters, Tui & Sophie while handcrafting wine and on occasion honey and olive oil as well as boat and a tiny house. After a tenure at Roseworthy in Adelaide, Australia learning the craft of winemaking, and where Mike met Claire, there seemed no contest for where Mike might put down roots in what is arguably New Zealand’s first real home of wine, Marlborough. From winemaking roles at Vavasour, Cloudy Bay and at Champagne Veuve Clicquot, where Mike learned the art of hand-riddling thousands of champagne bottles and the craft of making authentic sparkling wine, the call to make his own wine with Claire was too loud to ignore.
100% organic Gewürztraminer grapes RS: 1.8 g/l / Alc: 13.9% / TA: 4.1 g/l / pH: 3.67 The grapes were harvested at 22.3 Brix. Once settled the juice underwent a natural ferment using organic yeasts in tank. The wine was moved to neutral oak to finish ferment. Matured in neutral French oak for 16 months before bottling.
This Gewürztraminer is delicious with terrines and paté, asian food, smoked seafood and meats, soy honey duck, as well as blue cheeses, aged cheddar, and figs.