Monday 15 February 2016

Pipers Brook 2015 Gewurztraminer

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.

15 February 2016

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