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Sunday 6 November 2011

Piper's Brook Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2008

My first  Gewürz posted up here.  Good balance of fruit, acid and a touch of mineral - aided by the cool climate of Tasmania  - that makes the isle so suited to varieties like Gewürztraminer.  Mostly sourced from a planted in 1974 with the balance being from Tamar Valley fruit.

Aromatically it speaks of rose water, musk stick, turkish delight and some lychee - the softer, rounded tropical fruit spectrum.  Crystaline, pure in the mouth - an element of rose presents itself on entry, and it concludes with some phenolics there to add an extra edge to the mineral and weight of the unctuous palate.

There's a little raspy ginger spice, building the wine back up from the taut, flat, pure body. The finish: dry, with some gentle acids and minerally quartz to conclude.  Superb (in my limited experience).

Source: Retail
Price: $30
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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