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!