Wednesday, March 22, 2006

More March Whites (1): Canada Gewurz

FIELDING ESTATE GEWURZTRAMINER 2004, Beamsville, Canada, 12.5% D, Winery $13.45 (Retasted March 22, 2006)

The winery describes this as: "Rose petals and ripe melons on the nose - medium body...offers a long finish with lingering tropical fruits. 270 cases produced." Natalie says: "A lovely and evocative gewurz, with aromas of rose petals and lychee nuts.... Score: 90/100." My notes: Cellared and last tasted July 24, 2005 (see Archives) the 'faint wild rose' has changed to a light wild clover and citrus zest. Medium-bodied with a light lemon/lime melon flavour and a long delicate kiwi and citrus finish. An interesting, well balanced sipper less tart and with a lighter 'creaminess' that threw me last tasting. Should pair nicely with steamed mussels, toasted bruscetta, vegetable pizza, Asian foods or grilled white fishes. No reason not to cellar for a few years although drinking well now.

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