2016 Topper’s Mountain Gewurztraminer


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Gewurztraminer (pronounced gevurts-tramina) has its origins in the northeast of France being a mutation of an ancient variety called Savagnin.

Gewurztraminer’s bunches have almost purple berries when ripe but the wine is almost always white. There is hardly a more aromatic variety than Gewurztraminer which boasts strong aromas of rose petals, lychee, very ripe citruses, raisins or sweet spice.

The wine usually has a bigger body, higher alcohol content, slightly oily texture, lower acidity and is often made with considerable levels of residual sugar.   

Tasting Notes

Very fragrant on the nose with typical aromas of lychee, rose petal, ripe peaches, mandarins, candied orange peel and Turkish delight.

The grapes, thanks to the altitude of the vineyard, retain higher levels of acidity which result in a great freshness of the wine perfectly balancing its richness and flavour intensity.

Our Gewurztraminer is bone dry, structured and very long therefor is a perfect partner to various – mainly spicy – meals. Row of accolades proves that this wine is one of the best of its kind.

Optimal serving temperature: 10 – 12 °C

Food pairing: Not many wines can accompany spicy Asian meals as well as this Gewurztraminer. Proven to withstand the hottest Thai Woks.


Region: New England

Variety: Gewurztraminer

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol content: 13.9 %

RS: 0.8 g/l

TA: 5.2 g/l

pH: 3.4

Bottle size: 750 ml

Cellaring potential: up to 2026. 

Production: 1284 bottles produced. 

Expert Reviews & Awards

Gold – 2017 Aust. Alternate Varieties Wine Show
Gold – 2018 Sydney International Wine Show
Silver – 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

95 points – James Halliday Wine Companion, July 2019

This estate-grown wine would cause any Alsace winemaker to nod in appreciation. Its heady musk and rose petal aromas pick up a dash of lychee on the palate. There are phenolics on the finish, but add to the appeal with their spicy bite. No tricks in the vinification: this is the vintage speaking.

92 points – Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Feb 2019

Gentle rose water, lychee and orange peel aromas. The finely structured palate is poised and graceful, though the sweet-fruit flavours are highly defined and intense. Bright and lovely with excellent purity and varietal expression. It opens up magnificently with air, making it an interesting wine to look at over a number of days.


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