Gundlach Bundschu Estate Gewurztraminer
92 Points - Tasting Panel
"Rose petal nose; crisp, dry, and spicy with a silky texture and an elegant style. So delightfully fresh and lovely that it raises the question of why this charming variety is made by so few producers."
Notes from the Winemaker
This dry Gewürztraminer from Rhinefarm represents the new and the old. Utilizing that cooling effect, they strive for balanced vines with canopies that protect the fruit as much as possible from direct sunlight to preserve the beautiful Gewürztraminer characteristics and pick early to capture the natural acidity. This varietal is usually the first harvested each year, turning a beautiful light red hue to let us know its natural spice is developing. Each nuanced portion of the vineyard provides slightly different flavor profiles and those are identified and fermented separately. During winemaking, they freeze a small portion of the fruit to develop the mid-palate of the wine.
HARD TO SAY, EASY TO LOVE. The 2018 Gewürztraminer is a showstopper. Aromas of night-blooming jasmine flowers, lychee, stone fruit, and even cantaloupe, are balanced by a subtle richness in texture, and of course, a crisp, dry finish. To top it off, its pale straw color, will look beautiful alongside a plethora of colorful dishes at every season.