ALKO: Gewürztraminer 2012 by Spy Valley (New-Zealand, Marlborough)

Producer: Spy Valley

Wine: Gewürztraminer

Vintage: 2012

Origin: New-Zealand, Marlborough

Price range: 10-15€ (Finland, Alko)

Available at Alko: Yes (04/13), 599237

Marlborough in New-Zealand is most famous for its Sauvignon Blanc and more recently for its Pinot Noir. Though, over the past years, experiments are increasing around other « nordic » grapes. These being Syrah, Riesling… and Gewürztraminer. On the paper this does not really look like a good idea. If you consider France, Sauvignon blanc favorable climates (Center France) differs widely from the Gewürztraminer climates. However, one must admit that results with Riesling (an other grape from Alsace in France or Mosel in Germany) are indeed positive…

The nose is not uninteresting, there is a hint of litchi, some stonefruit too. Nothing extremely expressive but decent. Good first impression. In the mouth however, the wine fells short. There is no complexity, only very direct and not longlasting notes of sweet peach only brought by the 12 grams of residual sugar. Otherwise, a not too unpleasant sweetness and some not too bad acidity. Overall pretty average wine. Not unbalanced though not astonishing. Slightly disappointing considering the price.

Wineops’ rating: 63/100 ; 0 0


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