When I’m describing wine I will talk about certain aromas that I detect in the glass. Sometimes it’s really easy to detect Cherry in a bottle of Pinot Noir… other times not so much. For Mothers’ Day I have selected a panel of Gewurztraminer. It’s hard to say (and spell) but very easy to enjoy! The reason being that Gewurz generally has strong aromas of Roses. You can often detect floral bouquets in wine (especially Musqué) but it can be difficult to pin what flower am I smelling here. The bottom line is you can’t go wrong with Gewurz for Mom… instead of buying her a dozen roses, if your mom is anything like my mom she will appreciate a nice bottle of wine. Apart from the floral aroma you will get very tropical flavours including Lychee. You will also find subdued Citrus Flavours. Gewurztraminer is a very complex White Wine. It pairs very well with Spicy Asian Cuisine or great on it`s own.
Off Dry – These two, very fine, Gewurztraminers are just a little off dry giving them a little bit of sweetness. They are easy drinking and would fall into the category of a great patio sipper.
2011 Riverview Cellars Gewurztraminer – Vintages 319830 – $18.95
2012 Featherstone Gewurztraminer – Vintages 64592 – $19.95
Dry – both of these offerings from Strewn are very dry. The interesting thing about them is in spite of the lack of sweetness the fruit flavours are vibrant.
2011 Strewn Gewurztraminer – LCBO 65359 – $12.95 – While the premium Gewurztraminer from Strewn is only available at the Winery this regular list wine is nothing to look down your nose at.
2011 Strewn Terroir Gewurztraminer – WINERY ONLY – $18.15 – Strewn poured this wine at Cuvée this year and it was fantastic! You can order it online. But if you’re heading down to Niagara for Mothers’ Day it is definitely worth a stop at Strewn to try this.