Dry River Lovat Gewürztraminer CURRENT VINTAGE - 2015
A darker straw appearance. It is on the nose where the vintage shows its true colours. With coconut flesh, caramelized orange rind, scented vanilla and Amaretto, the wine delivers an unusual introduction where fruit opulence is in minor. These seductive characters persist with Grand Marnier, crepes Suzette and flambéed orange juice. This certainly is a wine with many discussion points.
Again a drier palate in terms of residual sugar at 20 g/L with a moderate alcohol level of 13.5%, this makes for a complex and textural Gewurztraminer. The varietal expression shyly comes through on the palate with concentrated and condensed tannins. Ginger, Amaretto and caramelized cane sugar are the predominant characteristics. More intricate are the higher aromatics like lychee and zest of orange & mandarin. Fenugreek and cardamom spice make for a firm and complex finish, with the acidity ever so minimal in order to retain the focus on the aromatic profile. Looking back in our cellar, Gewurztraminer is not to be underestimated in its capacity to evolve for three to seven years, possibly longer in a good cellar.
Beautiful light gold colour with a slight tinge of green in colour, this wine has a fragrant, pungent, varietal aroma. This will develop more in bottle. The palate is richly sweet with good weight and fruitfulness. It is well balanced, again with elegance and finesse. Lower alcohol and lower T.A makes this wine a long living wine with an even richer flavour potential in time. Cellar medium term for 7 to 10 years in a cooler cellar.
Beautiful light gold colour with a slight tinge of green in colour, this wine has a fragrant, pungent, varietal aroma that will develop more in bottle. The palate is just off dry with good weight and fruitfulness and a hint of residual sweetness. It is well balanced, again with elegance and finesse. A long living wine with a richer flavour potential in time. Keep for a medium term, 7 to 10 years in a cooler cellar.