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Siefried Gewurztraminer, Nelson 2005

January 9, 2008

picture-1.png ~$14US 100% Gewurztraminer, Nelson New Zealand

Nelson NZ is supposedly producing some interesting southern hemisphere Gewurztraminer and Riesling. Saw this on sale and took the plunge with some chinese food. Spicy and tropical fruits, with fine complexity. Balanced fresh acidity and a just touch of fruit ripeness. Bitey. Strange moth-wing/Raid note in the finish – not bad, just an added dimension. Definitely more mineral flavors than I expected, which is nice in offsetting the fruit. Paired beautifully with a citrusy sauce. An easy drinker that just smashed the Albrecht Gewurztraminer we tried a few weeks ago (which was cloying and off-balance). It was one of those wines that was gone before we knew it…A solid weeknight white and a fresh and well-crafted expression of the grape.

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