Delatite Catherines Block Reserve Gewurztraminer 2019 375ml
Specialising in cool climate wine, Delatite’s winery and vineyards are on rolling hills at the base of Mt Buller in north-east Victoria. It was established in 1968 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie and now run by their son David. Our approach to winemaking has been forged from the family’s history of working with the land in Victoria for over 170 years.
Picked two weeks later than the rest of Gewurz, the fruit for our Catherine Reserve was very ripe and full at harvest with the berries bursting with flavour and sugar. The berries were handpicked and whole bunch pressed to give a very luscious juice that was then wild fermented.
This is a truly exceptional wine. Lacy acidity curtails the variety's inherent tendency toward excess. The usual cavalcade of exotica is present: tropical fruits, orange blossom and honeysuckle. Yet the overall impression is one of great finesse and uncanny refinement. This is already a delicious wine, with moderate ageing to deliver even greater complexity. Among the finest dessert wines from this country. Drink to: 2027; Price: $30.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2020; Alcohol: 10%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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