|TASSIE Gewurztraminer that's got Thai, Indian,|
Malay or Vietnamese food-matches written all over it.
ONE TO NOTE: PIPERS BROOK on Tasmania's north-east coast, Australia's coolest and southernmost wine region, has released a stunner of a Gewurztraminer from 40 year old vines that are among the lowest-yielding of any Australian vineyard region – but of absolutely exceptional flavour and character.
And while this wine's from a 2015 vintage that was somewhat bumpy with a windy and warmer than usual winter and spring and a mild and occasionally damp summer, the result is a drop with a wonderful palate of gingerbread confection, quince paste and lime/citrus, coupled with a fruit sweetness that's intense but at the same time balanced by low natural residual sugar.
Chief Winemaker Rene Bezemer says at $34 this is among the company's best-ever Gewurztraminers, and ideal with Thai, Indian, Malay and Vietnamese dishes.
Order online www.pipersbrook.com.au
15 February 2016