Waimea Estates Nelson Gewurztraminer 2013

Gewurztraminer from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 15-Oct-2013
Gewurztraminer fruit from 3 sites on the Waimea Plains and one hillside site in Ruby Bay, cool-fermented in tank to 13.0% alc. and 10.4 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. This has a very finely presented but intense bouquet with pure rose-petal and mineral aromas. The nose is one of delicacy and finesse. Off-dry to taste, the fruit is finely bound, somewhat restrained initially. Soft and subtly interwoven flavours of rose-petals, minerals, ginger and spices flow on a very smooth, near unctuous palate. The textures are soft and refined, and the flavours build with richness. Some alcohol warmth becomes noticeable, adding to the linearity and carrying though to a long, lingering finish with ginger, musk and herb detail. This is a refined, off-dry Gewurztraminer with some unctuousness, and florals and minerals that build in richness. It will develop greater breadth. Serve with fine Asian fare over the next 4-5+ years. 18.5/20 Oct 2013 RRP $23.99

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