- Published: 20 November 2011 20 November 2011
There is something about gewurztraminer that always strikes me as tarty or phallic; very likely the bold extrovert characteristics that elicit so many varied responses from different people. This one made by Villa Maria is particularly interesting being from New Zealand. Most commonly you'll find these wines labeled as being from Alsace, Germany or Austria. I recall being in the northern Italian town of Castel Franco and being overwhelmed by the seductiveness of the young inexpensive gewurztraminer varieties on sale. Absolutely delicious.
For flavours the most obvious are litchi, light spice, Turkish delight and fruit cocktail. It's different, maybe in fineness than that of the Alsace wines but I am still enjoying it a lot. It's worth a buy for sure. It goes very well with an extensive and unusual range of foods. I've had it tonight with a lamb and vegetable stew and it has been swell but you could easily put this wine with more spicy Asian cuisine or even a big plate of smoked salmon!
It's outlandishness also seems to chime well with socialising in the run up to Christmas so definitely give it a go!
£9.99 Majestic, Waitrose, www.everywine.co.uk, Wine Rack
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