Pale lemon in the glass this Gewurztraminer has a pronounced nose with flavors of rose petals, melon and lychee. On the palate it is a touch sweet and rounded with lychee flavors and a slight astringency. The mid palate gives me some honey to go along with the strong lychee flavors. The wine is full-bodied and the finish carries on the floral and tropical fruit notes for a short to medium length finish. 89 points for me and for $14 this is a really good introduction to this varietal that gets 4 stars. At 13% alcohol it’s an easy quaffer for an afternoon by the pool. I would pair it with spicy dishes all day long. Drink till 2026. Salut….
Pairing spicy food with wine is pretty simple really, stay away from all reds. Riesling is the go-to normally, but I have played around with Sauvignon Blanc with great success and tonight will be trying out a Gewürztraminer with Thai red curry Chicken. The wine has a nice medium tone of yellow and the legs are very sheet like in the glass. On the nose it has that telltale floral note with melons, peaches and rosewater. The palate is very delicious with honey, peaches, tangerine and some tartness. The mid palate is more citrus driven with pomelo and tangerines alongside a hint of raw almond. The finish is long with the floral notes returning. The acidity as a whole is quite lithe with this wine which is typical of the varietal so the mouthfeel is a quite full. I am enjoying it pre-dinner and wonder if the lack of much bite will hinder the performance against the rich, spicy curry.
It was a winner! The curry was not overly hot, but very flavorful. The fruitiness and floral components of the wine were a great match. I added a heaping dollop of red chillies to test the match, it worked out great. This wine is delicious and will drink well till 2025, pair it with something fresh, something spicy, seafood, chicken or just pop it with some charcuterie. 89 points and for $19 it gets 3 stars. Salut….
Super light yellow in the glass, made me look twice.The nose is floral with lemon and pineapple notes.On the palate I get peach right off the bat.Apricot and citrus hit me on the midpalate where the acidity starts to kick in.The wine is really light and bouncy with nice crisp mouthfeel.The tail end is more subdued on the flavors, mainly a pear component.This wine is intriguing in its multitude of flavors, definitely worth looking out for.I’m pairing it with salmon Alfredo.It begs for a hot summers evening outside with some oysters and chorizo.89 points and 3 stars for this $18 bottle. Salut….