Better or wurzer?


On my trip to NZ earlier this year I came across a wurzer, a wine I had never heard of – so I had to have it, especially as it had a name similar to one of my favourite varietals – gewurztraminer. Seeing that it was a Siefried wine from Nelson, the north-western tip of the South Island, I knew it was worth the risk of buying without trying, and it did not pose a great monetary risk at just NZ$20.

A light golden colour it has a fresh luscious nose of honeysuckle, peach juice, fresh apricots and apple sauce with a slight smokiness. The palate was soft, round and generous with sweet white fleshy tropical fruit cut through with zingy spice, and a long drying finish.

As I poured another glass I liked it more and more, although it was slightly hot and at 13.5% would benefit from lower alcohol in my opinion – I am not an expert just a passionate consumer. But overall a clear thumbs up from me!

About tigchandler

English-born, lived several years in Wellington, NZ, then in Adelaide, South Australia, and recently moved back to New Zealand. With an economics background, I have worked in researching wine consumption patterns, marketing, economics and social media at the University of Adelaide. I also worked a vintage and in wineries in McLaren Vale so have seen both the research/analytical side of the industry and the practical/hands-on side. I have retail experience and many ongoing industry links all around Australia and overseas. This blog reflects my ongoing passion for everything related to the wine industry.
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