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2015 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer

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Forget about what you know about aromatic whites as this example from Skillogalee will take your palate on a perfumed journey. It’s made in the traditional manner, so it’s meant to be crisp and spicy and full of character. Dip your nose in to be rewarded by rose petal aromas and exotic fruits like lychee and passionfruit. It’s the texture that surprises, caressing the palate with a sublime mouthfeel - yet in no way oily - making it such a good food wine. We recommend pairing this with lightly spiced Asian food or white meat dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

Skillogalee crafts their Gewurztraminer in the classic style – textural, aromatic and spicy with a crisp finish. The 2015 growing season was relatively warm and dry but later on we experienced the onset of cool autumn nights allowing the fruit to develop full flavoured and pristine with good natural acid.

The Gewurztraminer vines at Skillogalee are grown using minimal intervention and sustainable farming practices to minimise the impact on our environment. The wine was made on-site at the Skillogalee winery.

The wine is pale straw yellow in appearance with green tinges. Exotic aromatics of orange blossom and quince with ginger spice and orange zest follow through onto the palate which is slippery and round with fruit sweetness, balanced by refreshing, juicy acidity and a lingering, dry finish.

A fantastic food matching wine, spanning most genres - top of the list should be lightly-spiced, contemporary Asian food, fresh summertime salads and flavoursome white meat dishes.

Alc/vol: 14.7%

expert reviews about

2015 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2015 Vintage) says
Australian gewurztraminer often seems to me to be an insipid, washed out version of Alsace, but insipid is not a word to be used in describing this wine. It is stacked with musk, lychee, rosewater and exotic spices, yet has a dry finish, just what the doctor ordered.
Drink by 2028
95
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
2017
Australian Wine Companion 2012
88
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
There are distinct overtones of Alsace here, the bouquet with strong lychee and pear aromas, the palate texture luscious and rich; a very long finish, first quite fruit sweet, then dry on the aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
The fruits of Dave and Diana Palmer’s vineyard are as spectacular as the snaking lines of contour-planted vines themselves. Classic gewürztraminer aromatics glide over a palate of controlled exuberance, with a long, dry finish.
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Dusted with musky scents of lychees, tropical fruits and passionfruit, this spicy and slightly herbal traminer has a long, intensely flavoured and shapely palate whose tangy fruit finishes with a touch of sweetness and confection. While it has a hint of oiliness, it's underpinned and balanced by a steely undercarriage of taut acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Usually produces the best gewurztraminers in the Barossa Zone, and this is no exception. Has the weight and texture of Alsace, and ripe lychee fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Delicate rose petal fragrances with a dash of spice. Sweet and bright in the mouth with lashings of fruit.
Winestate 2009
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Good candied/spicy nose with some development showing, and simple. Broad, non-varietal palate.
Winestate 20082009
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A generous, clean and savoury wine whose slowly evolving but rather pungent and bath powdery aromas of musky, spicy and floral traminer characters of Iychees and rose oil reveal faint hints of toastiness. Rather round, broad and generous, with a hint of meatiness, its juicy palate of pronounced varietal fruit culminates in a fractionally sweet out clean and savoury finish of some length.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86

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