The wines of Framingham Estate are such evocative interpretations of European styles that we had to do a double take when we found out this Gewurtztraminer was from New Zealand. Head straight for the spicy Thai dishes for this wine as it handles heat well thanks to being aromatic and lifted yet retaining a cleansing acidity. Perfumed with musk and rose and complexed by ginger and spice, this wine is quite a mouthful. The palate rewards with stonefruit, a silky mouthfeel and lusciously lingering finish.
Framingham Gewürztraminer is made in the style of Alsace from hand picked grapes. Spicy aromatics reminiscent of rosewater, musk and green ginger with complexing and cream notes. The palate has powerful, ripe varietal flavours of stonefruit, exotic cardamom-like spices, green ginger and lychee with hints of toffee and cream fudge. Rich, fat, textural palate with good weight and silky mouthfeel culminating in a very long, luscious finish. The “wild” ferment portion adds structure and complexity.
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James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light yellow-green; a fresh and fragrant bouquet with classic spice and lychee aromas leads into a crisp, clean, well-balanced palate with similar flavours; no sign of phenolics, and perfect sugar/acid balance.Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001