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Mills Reef Reserve Hawke’s Bay Gewürztraminer 2021

$22.00$252.00

Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing intense fruit flavours and pure varietal expression. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve “balance” of flavour, structure and texture.

Reserve wines are more complex than the Mills Reef range and by matching them with food can greatly enhance your dining experience.

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This opulent Gewürztraminer, offers intense aromas of Turkish delight, coconut rough and tangerine. Full bodied and complex the palate is unravelled with lychee, tropical fruits, ginger, rose petal and a touch of brioche.

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Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing intense fruit flavours and pure varietal expression. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve “balance” of flavour, structure and texture.

Reserve wines are more complex than the Mills Reef range and by matching them with food can greatly enhance your dining experience.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Amount

Single Bottle, Case (12 Bottles)

Wine Review

"Boasting classic rose petal, frangipane and gingerbread aromas which quickly morph into generously dry, rich, roasted peachy flavours in the mouth. Luscious, lengthy and loaded with personality and charm, winemaker Paul Dawick has done a delicious job with a wine produced only in special years."

Yvonne Lorkin

"Wonderfully perfumed and immediately appealing, this is classically expressed with mango, lychee, rose petal and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a gorgeously rich palate delivering succulent fruit intensity backed by juicy acidity. At its best: now to 2026."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"Very pretty bouquet with scents of lavender and roses, exotic white fleshed fruits and new turkish delight. Warm, fresh, fruity, varietal and delicious. Flavours mirror the nose with flowers and mineral, warming alcohol and moderate acidity. There’s a core of fruit with pear and apple, asian pear and lavender. A lovely example, great with food and perfect as an aperitif too. Best drinking from 2021 through end of summer 2024."

Cameron Douglas MS

"Rich and oily with orange zest, spice and aromas of Cointreau. The nose is robust and perfumed, much like the palate which has both weight and power in spades. The fruity palate with green pear and lychee has an intensity which lingers all the way to the end of an impressively lengthy finish."

Mary-Therese Blair, Cuisine Magazine

Food Pairings

Serve with your favourite Asian fusion and Middle Eastern dishes

Vineyards and Winemaking

The 2020-2021 growing season was perfect, with below average rainfall and above average temperatures. The grapes for this outstanding wine were grown off our prestigious Hawke's Bay vineyard, situated on the south banks of the Ngaruroro river, bathed in full afternoon sunshine. Grapes were harvested in optimal condition and flavour on March 17, 2021.

At the winery the grapes were gently pressed and the juice left to settle overnight, before a small portion was transferred to seasoned barrels for fermentation with a selected Alsatian yeast.

A slow cool controlled ferment, to preserve the aromas, was followed by short lees contact to enhance the palate weight and mouthfeel. Once racked from barrel and left to settle, the wine was gently filtered. This Vegan friendly wine was bottled on August 26th under screwcap.

Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

(+64) 7 552 0795
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