Waimea Estates Nelson Gewurztraminer 2010

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 14-Feb-2011
The ANZWA 2010 Trophy Gewurztraminer, made from Waimea Plains fruit with 36% Ruby Bay fruit fermented to 14.5% alc. and 8 g/L rs. A wonderful wine with intensity and concentration of florals, rose-petals, spices and ginger. Off-dry, this combined good acidity and smooth textures to provide elegance. As in the tradition of Waimea's award winning Gewurztraminers, this should drink well over the next 2-4 years.  Dec 2010 Gewurztraminer has spearheaded the aromatic variety success for Waimea, and this latest release is set to continue the tradition. Made from hand-picked fruit primarily from the Lansdowne and Annabrook sites on the Waimea Plains with 36% from Ruby Bay, this was whole bunch pressed and cool-fermented to 14.5% alc. and 8.5 g/L rs, and given lees contact before bottling. Straw yellow with a youthfully pale edge, this is still very tightly bound in fruit expression. The aromatics are very fine, with very attractive rose-water and floral characters. Off-dry on palate, there are touches of honey and spices adding exoticism to the perfumed palate. There is a little heat and firmness, but the phenolics have been handled extremely well to present a very fine texture and length. While the wine already has weight and presence on the palate, this will certainly blossom into even greater things over the next 2-4 years. 18.0+/20 Dec 2010 RRP $21.90

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