Tohu ‘Single Vineyard’ Nelson Gewurztraminer 2011

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 07-Oct-2012
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with green hues. This has a full, open and complex nose with layers of aromatics. Spices and exotic florals combine with hints of honey, herbs and muscat-like elements. Some toasty-flinty reductive nuances also present. Medium-dry to taste, more delicate and lighter in expression than suggested by nose. More an elegant and ethereal style, with citrus notes and delicacy on mouthfeel, and a crisp textured line. Fruit from a Redwood Valley site, WBP fermented to 14.0% alc. and 9.7 g/L rs, the wine undergoing batonnage. 18.0-/20 Oct 2012 Fruit from a Redwood Valley site, WBP and cool-fermented to 14.0% alc. and 9.7 g/L rs, the wine given some lees-stirring. Brilliant lemon hued straw-green colour with a pale rim. This has a tight and concentrated nose of perfumes and rose petals with layers of earth, herbs and musk that unfold. A faint thread of flint and reduction is also noticeable on bouquet. Off-dry, this is an elegantly proportioned wine with finely presented, lush and lively flavours of Turkish Delight and hints of spices and ginger. Bright acidity is a feature, and provides excellent freshness and energy, and this is supported by a very fine textural line, leading to a long finish exhibiting some characteristic varietal bitterness. This is a bright and refreshing, clearly perfumed wine to match with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years 17.5+/20 Dec 2011 RRP $21.95

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