Mountford ‘Hommage a l’Alsace’ Waipara 2011

Blended White from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 03-Nov-2012
Estate fruit from the ‘Alsace' block, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris harvested together and co-fermented. Light straw-yellow in colour, lighter on rim. The aromas feature steely minerals, progressing to white and yellow florals, then spicy Gewurztraminer and herby-grapey Muscat. Off-dry to taste, soft honeysuckle fruit flavours, and lush grape and raisin notes emerge revealing an array of floral and exotic tropical fruit nuances. The palate has freshness from underlying acidity and a slightly grainy, textural grip contributing to a fulsome, structured mouthfeel. The flavours evolve and change in the glass. An intriguing wine to serve with Middle Eastern and Asian fare over the next 2-3+ years. 17.5+/20 Oct 2012 RRP $45.50

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