La Violetta Ü (Rock Dots) Gewurztraminer Riesling Grauburgunder 2014

The Ü (Rock Dots) almost didn’t happen in 2014, according to winemaker Andrew Hoadley, as the Great Southern source of Forest Hill almost had no gewurztraminer for him – last minute, and a reprieve that saw some fruit come in for this wine. Already naturally-fermenting riesling is tipped into the gewurz and pinot gris (grauburgunder) combo, and the wine sees some short skin contact for interest. It sees on lees for a spell too.

Such perfume! Floral, melons, rose water, lemongrass, ginger. Heaps going on and a joy to sniff on. It’s lightly oily in texture but segues long into grapefruity acidity and a clean, cool finish. This is tighter and more seamless than the 2013, controlled and precise across the palate but with interest in its layers of flavour, barely there chewy, chalky fringes and refreshing with piercing acidity. Seriously great drinking and the trio of grapes have conspired to make a wine of interest and complexity. Go forth.

Tasted : DEC14
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2019
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