Pegasus Bay Gewurztraminer 2019, Waipara

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 25-Jan-2021
Bright, pale yellow with a green hue and some depth, faintly lighter on edge. The nose is softly aromatic, fragrances of white blossoms, melded with lychees, citrus and white spice, underlying discreet barrel flint. Off-dry, medium-bodied, lychee, pear puree intermix rosewater and white rose petals, along with ginger, nutmeg linger on the finish. An oily, beeswax mouthfeel and pure fruit and floral expression contribute to the palate's weight and substance. Varietal characters are expressive and lingering, enriched by older barrel-fermentation details. This is an off-dry, textural Gewurztraminer shines with varietal characters and barrel-fermented complexities. Match with Thai green curry and deep-fried wontons over the next 5+ years. Fruit with a small amount of botrytis, crushed then left on skins for a short period, pressed to fermented in old oak puncheons to 13.5% alc, aged in barrels for 6 months. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Jan 2021 RRP $30

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