Showing posts with label Gewurztraminer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gewurztraminer. Show all posts

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Break Free Petite Blancs 2022


Deadly smooth, this Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer blend slides through like silk. 

Friday, 26 November 2021

Even Keel Field Blend 2019


Sam Coverdale is a mysterious but incredibly hilarious individual. He's always thinking and scheming. Here we have a field blend but that's all I know. No varieties listed. No deets on the label, and that's okay. In a world where so many things are handed out on a platter, live on the edge a little and embrace the element of surprise. I did and I loved it!

Monday, 8 June 2020

Arfion Fever 2019

Fever. This is an electric skin contact wine from the ever creative and open minded Dave Mackintosh. What a masterful wine and then some. I dig it big time! 

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Bungawarra Wines Gewurztraminer 2018

Bungawarra is a label worth keeping an eye on now even more so that Tom Battle has come on board. A local Granite Belt product himself, Battle is a clever operator. His ability is clear with this his first Gewurz release for his new venture.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Monday, 13 January 2020

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Te Whare Ra Toru SV5182 2018

A delightful wine that glides through the mouth. Off-dry, an ideal friend for dumplings and pork buns.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Robert Stein Farm Series Semillon Riesling Gewurztraminer 2018

No bottle pic of this wine on the website but it's the same as the Rosé - just not pink.
One whiff and the impact of the Gewurtz in the blend is obvious. A white ready go chow down some Thai, Malaysia or something with a little spice kick.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Rymill Coonawarra GT Gewurztraminer 2018

I had the opportunity to taste this recently at a Rymill members event I was invited along to. Some spicy southern chicken sliders went around the room to match - yummo!

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Kellybrook Estate Reserve Gewurztraminer 2017

Gewurztraminer from the Yarra Valley is as rare as hen's teeth. Planted in 1976, this is a delightful cool climate expression.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Robert Stein Semillon Riesling Gewurztraminer 2017

A modern twist on a blend first launched by winemaker Jacob Stein's grandfather 40 years ago. Today, this is a field blend, wild fermented and held on skins for seven days, finishing fermentation on heavy lees to build texture.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Hidden Creek Gewurztraminer 2017

Andy Williams and his wife Leeanne have taken the reigns at Hidden Creek. The cellar door has been reinvigorated with a new menu. 2017 was the first vintage with Andy in the winery flying solo after numerous winemaking roles elsewhere. This Gewurz is the first for Hidden Creek and is the first Andy has made as well.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

La Violetta YÉ-YÉ Blanc 2017

An out there blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Viognier (86/10/4) sure to pulverise a few, but it's finger licking good. Coupled with the attractive aromas and textural appeal, it's one of those wines which you'll be madly in love with or not.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

La Violetta Wines Ye-Ye Grise 2016

I initially knew very little about this wine. A friend brought this over for lunch on the weekend. I like the label, I love the wine - so delicious!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Magpie Estate The Salvation Gewürztraminer 2016

An off-dry style with the fruit wrestling the attention away slightly from the pretty aromatics usually seen taking centre stage with this variety. Lychee, lemon pith, and ginger spice are lapping at the shore. Fresh and crisp, that dab of sweetness makes this a fab match for Thai and Malaysian dishes.
I'd just have a glass chilled down hard as an apreitif.

Drink now.

88/100 - Good

Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $25
Source: Sample

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

St John's Road Gee Whiz Tram Driver Traminer Riesling 2015

I learnt something new today - Gee Whiz Tram Driver is Barossan slang for Gewürztraminer. There you go.

An interesting wine for varying reasons, one of them being that the vines are 'sheep pruned' to keep with the minimal intervention approach. 15% Riesling was also blended in.

To the wine: pretty aromas of rose water, Turkish Delight, purple and white flowers, musk, a touch of honey too.

Long days need wines like these. It's crisp, fresh and very moreish with a slatey edge. That musk and rose water really kick through here to a long finish. It's dry and it's bloody tasty.

I'd have a couple of glasses easy... And I did.

Drink now.

Very good.

Region: Eden Valley
RRP: $18
Source: Sample

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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sigurd Blanc 2015

Said to be a 'Wines of intrigue and natural appeal,' those boxes have definitely been ticked. The intrigue factor has been cranked up with ease. A simple label and wax seal offers immediate impact to the eye.

A curious blend of Gargenega, Marsanne and Gewürztraminer, percentages unknown.

Looks like reconstituted apple juice in appearance, some skin contact has done its thing here. One whiff and the senses go wild. Every other whiff comes up with something new. Rose water, musk, honey mead, canned apricots, marigold flowers. Some lemon curd but not. Some peach skin but not. Spiced fruit lingers and the delivery is generous.

It's zippy and lively yet has a mellow side. I just want another glass.

Drink within the next few years.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $30
Source: Retail

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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Cape Jaffa Anna's Blend 2015

Chill hard and wash your worries away.

A curious blend of barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Gewurtraminer. Although the percentages aren't stated, I don't particularly care - when blends like this come off, just rip in.

Turkish Delight, cinnamon, musk, tropical fruit, poached pear, honey, pineapple husk, even what seems to be a faint touch of white pepper in this buffet of aromas.

Crisp but the texture from the barrel fermented portion fills out the palate a little. A lick of fruit sweetness and spices from the Gewurz go to work riding this all the way home.

Refreshingly different and so very smashable.

Drink now watching the sunset.

Very good.

Region: Limestone Coast
RRP: $25
Source: Sample

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