Dry River ‘Lovat’ Martinborough Gewurztraminer 2017

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 03-Mar-2018
Light golden colour with some depth. The nose is full and voluminous, up-front and bold with aromas of exotic tropical fruits and Turkish Delight with honey and orange marmalade, root-ginger, bath salts and an array of perfumes. This is nearly over-the-top and near other-worldly! Medium-dry to medium in taste and fullish bodied, the palate has mouthfilling flavours of tropical fruits, exotic florals, spices and musk, along with honey, marmalade and ginger, intermixed with bath salts. This has fruit richness and plenty of power and drive, with some alcoholic warmth. The unctuous textures are balanced by fine phenolic grip, and the wine carries to a lingering, flavoursome finish. This is an extroverted wine of richness, opulence and power. Drink over the next 4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Lovat’ vineyard, approx. 30% botrytis infected, fully indigenous yeast fermented, 30% in seasoned oak to 13.5% alc. and 17.5 g/L RS, the barrel portion aged 10 months in oak, avoiding batonnage. 19.0+/20 Mar 2018 RRP $47.00

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