Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer 2019

Our summer and autumn in 2019 was nothing shy of spectacular.  Combined with the low yields due to the spring frost and poor flowering conditions, we see a lucid and concentrated Gewürztraminer. 

The nose is unmistakable and quintessential of its variety; highly perfumed with hints of ginger and lychee, apricot jam, nectarine and orange marmalade.  But also stone fruit compote, fruit chutney and bee pollen.  The array of aromatics is present and can be overwhelming.

The fruit impact is immediate with orange marmalade, lemon and ginger mixed with rumtopf style preserved fruit on show on the palate.  All revolves around the middle of the palate with this wine, where it has a gorgeous and sumptuous mouthfeel with a silken and oily texture.  The sparkle of acidity attempts to draw the wine back out from the mid-palate, where it remains in tension with the buoyancy of the fruit weight, stretching the palate in a dough like fashion.  The wine appears dynamic and in constant motion, a great treat for Gewürztraminer lovers.

Contrary to general belief, Gewürztraminer is a perfect cellaring wine for five to ten years or longer.

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Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer 2019