DRY RIVER LOVAT GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2015

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Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"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."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"The delicious 2015 vintage is from mature, 23 year-old vines in Martinborough. Highly expressive in its infancy, it is pale straw, with a fragrant, well-spiced bouquet. A mouthfilling, medium style (20 grams/litre residual sugar), it has concentrated, peachy, gingery flavours, with a vague hint of honey, distinctly spicy notes, moderate acidity and excellent complexity. Drink now or cellar."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, December 2015 (2015 Vintage)
"Full, bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is broad with softly voluminous and gently packed, layered aromas of rose-petal florals, exotic tropical fruits, root ginger, creaming soda and spices, harmoniously integrated with waves of marmalade, honey and musk. Medium in sweetness and medium-full bodied, the palate features a rich and deep core with fruit flavours of exotic florals, tropical fruits and root ginger, along with marmalade, honey, talc and musk from botrytis. The flavours are integrated and interwoven, and flow along a fine-textured phenolic-based palate, the fruit restrained in sweetness and succulence. The structure carries the wine easily, with soft acidity and some alcohol power enhancing the weight and vinosity. The wine leads to a moderately dry, long, lingering, textured finish with exotic florals and honied nuances. This is a rich, exotic and well-concentrated, botrytis-influenced Gewurztraminer with fine, dry, phenolic textures. Match with Middle Eastern fare and semi-hard cheeses over the next 4-5+ years. Fruit with shrivel from the ‘Lovat’ vineyard, vines ~22 y.o., the last picking of fruit heavily botrytised, fermented in stainless-steel to 14.0% alc. and 20 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees."


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