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Allan Scott ‘Generations’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2016

18 July,2017
The Allan Scott ‘Generations’ range was introduced last year in recognition of Allan and Catherine Scott’s children, Victoria, Josh and Sara’s full involvement of the family winegrowing and making business. In an industry where succession is a serious issue, the Allan Scott Family Winemakers business is in the good hands of the next generation. The inaugural release featured Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and were made from low-cropped vines in limited quantities. The wines proved very popular and old out very quickly.

For this year, there is the addition of a 2016 Gewurztraminer to the ‘Generations’ range. As with the other wines in the range, it is sourced from a single vineyard, and considerable effort has gone into ensuring ripeness and flavour with the vines carrying one bunch per shoot, and work with opening the canopies. Here, I review the 2016 Gewurztraminer.


Allan Scott ‘Generations’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2016

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand – Marlborough

Even, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, very light on the edge. The nose is elegantly proportioned with intense and penetrating aromas of rose-petal florals, exotic musk, subtle notes of Turkish Delight and lychees. The aromatics show density and fine concentration. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, this has a concentrated heart with flavours of exotic rose-petals, musk, tropical fruits and lychees. The mouthfeel is rounded with suggestions of opulence and unctuousness, and soft, balanced acidity enhancing the richness. The wine has a soft core and smooth line that carries the flavours to a very long and sustained finish of rose-petal florals and musk. This medium-dry Gewurztraminer has a rounded, near opulent palate with a concentrated heart of rose-petals, exotic fruit, musk and lychees. Serve with mildly spicy Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the ‘Millstone’ vineyard, vines planted 2004, tank-fermented to 13.0% alc. and 15 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees in seasoned oak. 18.5+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $26.00
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