Dry River ‘Lovat’ Martinborough Gewurztraminer 2015

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 25-Feb-2016
Full, bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is broad with softly voluminous and gently packed, layered aromas of rose-petal florals, exotic tropical fruits, root ginger, creaming soda and spices, harmoniously integrated with waves of marmalade, honey and musk. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bodied, the palate features a rich and deep core with fruit flavours of exotic florals, tropical fruits and root ginger, along with marmalade, honey, talc and musk from botrytis. The flavours are integrated and interwoven, and flow along a fine-textured phenolic-based palate, the fruit restrained in sweetness and succulence. The structure carries the wine easily, with soft acidity and some alcohol power enhancing the weight and vinosity. The wine leads to a moderately dry, long, lingering, textured finish with exotic florals and honied nuances. This is a rich, exotic and well-concentrated, botrytis-influenced Gewurztraminer with fine, dry, phenolic textures. Match with Middle Eastern fare and semi-hard cheeses over the next 4-5+ years. Fruit with shrivel from the ‘Lovat’ vineyard, vines ~22 y.o., the last picking of fruit heavily botrytised, fermented in stainless-steel to 14.0% alc. and 20 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees. 18.5+/20 Dec 2015 RRP $45.00

SUBSCRIBE
Latest wine reviews, news, events and more. 🍷
We respect your privacy.