A. Zirnhelt Gewürztraminer Vin D’Alsace

January 7, 2013
A. Zirnhelt Gewurztraminer Vin D' Alsace

A personal favourite. Although ‘Gewurz’ can be made into various styles; aromatic complexity, full body & spiciness are common characteristics. Expect flavours of lychees & roses with some residual grapey-ness. This example is vinified true to the original drier style. Loves to consumed as an aperitif or with Foie Gras.

Price: ¥140

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Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer ‘Comtes Des Eguisheim’ Bronze Medal 2015

November 17, 2011
Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer

Award winning gem from the real Alsace. Pure aromas of yellow plum, rose petal, lichee and curry powder; real essence of gewurztraminer here. Very rich and ripe, with terrific depth of fruit and layered texture. The wine’s sweetness comes from sheer ripeness and substantial alcohol, as there’s less than five grams per litre of residual sugar. Lovely harmonious acidity…

Price: ¥595

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Leon Beyer Gewurztraminer : Wine Man Pick : Silver Medal 2015

November 16, 2011
Leon Beyer Gewurstraminer White

A ‘masterclass’ wine. These are among my personally ‘truly most appreciated’ wines in the world. Spicy off-dry, Alsatian Gewurztraminer does it all for me. Beyer’s, doubly so. Full-bodied, dry and well-structured; probably the best-known Alsace wine. Its intense bouquet displays rich aromas of fruit, flowers and spices. Powerful and seductive, it can often age well (unlikely to be laid down for too many years though, in SH!).

Price: ¥300

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Santa Digna Gewurztraminer Reserve: Fair Trade: Wine Man Pick

November 1, 2011
Santa Digna Gewurztraminer

The power in this particular Fair Trade Chilean wine is breathtaking (especially the 2012). Along side the predominant Gewürztraminer, there’s a dab of Riesling in the mix of this Fair Trade offering. Classic honey-and-flowers bouquet with suggestions of roses, jasmine, orange blossom. A fine, full bodied dry wine, with the luscious, tropical fruit / perfumed character of the grape varieties with plenty of acid balance. A feisty, powerhouse of a wine.

Price: ¥138

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Torres Vina Esmeralda White: Bronze Medal 2013

November 18, 2011
Torres Vina Esmeralda White

Straw colour, with a brilliant iridescent sheen. The very rich aroma, has floral and fruity highlights over a fine base of spices. There’s a fresh palate with smooth acidity. The floral and fruity notes are complemented by nuances of thyme, bay leaf and green apple. Best wine matching with Asian cuisine. Vintage 2007, 84/100, Wine Spectator.

Price: ¥179

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