2016 Estate Selection
A light-gold straw color in the glass. One wag suggested: “The pale gold of a summer evening at twilight”.
This wine is very aromatic; it is even slightly ‘reduced’ with funky-but-interesting aromas when first poured. These ‘blow off’, as we say, and are replaced by a classic rose-petal character. Tasting notes call out a whole palette of flavors: “Ruby grapefruit, peach, sultana, ‘a sweet mouthful’ [this wine is technically dry, not sweet, but the flavors can give an impression of sweetness], ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg; clove; smoky; mulled wine”.
There’s a lot going on in a good gewurztraminer. That’s one reason we always put these wines last in any tasting.