La Violetta Ü Gewurztraminer Riesling Grauburgunder 2013

Gewurztraminer is sourced from Forest Hill vineyard at Mount Barker and spends some time in oak to ferment and mature. Riesling and grauburgunder (pinot gris, cute!) join in on the mix. The wine is codenamed röck döts. Winemaker Andrew Hoadley played around with gewurz last year doing some ferments in ‘ancient Bunnings amphorae’ which became a skin contact version, sort of, of this wine. Lots of interesting things going on at La Violetta.

Super charged aromatics showing quince, preserved lemon and barley sugar with a suggestion of something like sweet musk. Delightful! Slippery-textured, a greasy yet light swirl of concentrated white wine slides across the palate and finishes long and with a lick of gentle sweetness. It’s dense yet frisky, a lick of spice lifts flavours and acidity perches tense amongst the gloss to keep the wine perky. One of those wines that opens up and opens up. Layered and interesting, great to drink.

Tasted : JAN14
Alcohol : 13.4%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2020
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