A flavour bomb of classic gewürz, with Turkish delight, talc and lychees, but with a dry zip to the palate that keeps it super fresh and vibrant.
On the nose, there’s a classic lift of lychees, rose/rosewater and musky grapey notes, along with complexing smoky and savoury accents. There’s ample talc-laced fragrance and flavour here, but the wine’s quite fine-boned without any of the soapy opulence that the variety can have. This is dry and lightly textural, with a mineral-feeling firmness to the generally open and softly structured palate. The flavours kick long into the distace with a cumquat peel note and a gently appealing suggestion of bitterness to the finish.
Themes of this wine
A highly aromatic variety that is most commonly associated with the wines of Alsace, France, gewürztraminer is also claimed by the Italians, who peg the history of the traminer group of grapes to the area around the town of Tramin in the north-eastern region of Alto Adige. Either way, it is an exotic variety with lychee and rosewater notes, often being quite rich with low acidity.
A vast region, Gippsland stretches from Westernport Bay right across eastern Victoria to the New South Wales border. And although many of the wineries are on the western end of the GI, with a concentration in the unofficial subzone of South Gippsland, the region still has a vast array of macroclimates and geological variations. Even with that variability, it’s safe to say that pinot noir and chardonnay are the regional strengths, with generally cool conditions and good rainfall consistent themes.