My first time that I can recall trying a wine from this winery. Served blind. Golden in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has lychees with some spiciness. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous. On the palate, this is semi-sweet. Nice lychee fruit. Clean. This wine is fine but it leaves me wanting a bit more of everything. A bit crisper, a bit more depth, etc. Drink over the next three to five years. A nice wine on its own, this should work with spicy Thai food.
This is their basic Gewurztraminer (they have many higher end ones worth exploring). Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with lychees, slight minerality, and lemon peel. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is pretty much dry. Notes of lemon and minerals. Great texture. Nice finish. Drink over the next few years. Very nice on its own, this will work nicely with Thai food.
Another interesting wine that one does not see very often. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has a classic scent of lychee nuts. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous texture. Dry. On the palate, some lychees along with a nice minerality. Long finish. This drinks nicely now on its own and would work well with Indian cuisine. Drink over the next five to eight years.
Very nice take on the Gewurztraminer grape. This is certified Biodynamic from relatively young vines (under 15 years old). Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice but does not have the Lychee Nut that I associate with the grape. More of a floral quality to it, with minerality and slight ginger note. Medium bodied. Semi-sweet on the palate. This is very enjoyable to drink. It drinks quite easy with lots of round notes. It drinks well on its own but will work better with food. This would work well with roasted duck or chicken. Drink over the next few years.
This is a biodynamic blend of 50% Gelber Traminer, 50% Roter Traminer from Austria. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has grapefruit, slight lime and a bit of honey. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is crisp but has a slight sweetness that works well together. Some citrus, too. Nice finish. There is a lot of concentration and depth to this. Drinking well at age 7, it probably should be drunk in the next three to five years. It would work well with spicy Thai or Chinese food.
This is a sweet wine from Alsace France. At just shy of 25 years old, this was beautiful. Golden in color, a deep in color, clear and bright. What an exquisite nose. Is there a better nose on a wine than aged Gewurztraminer? Lychees, honey, slight grilled grapefruit (think caramelized) and saline. Full bodied. Viscous. Sweet but not cloying. On the palate, lychees, and honey with underlying minerality. Long finish. Just delicious. This is contemplative on its own but will work with more savory (or at least less sweet) fruit desserts. Mature, but this could easily go another dec
This is an unusual blend from one of Bulgaria's top rated young wineries. Silvery/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has a slight lychee nut but mostly minerals and lemons. Slightly oily texture. Clean and refreshing on the palate with a nice backbone of acidity. Lemons and minerality on the palate. Nice finish. Drink over the next year or so. This drinks easily on its own and will work well with lighter foods. Thai food would be a nice match.
This wine has always been a bit of a disappointment. Its fine and its drinkable, but not as good as one hopes for from this winery. Light golden in color. The nose has lychees with a bit of honey. On the palate, the sweetness has faded as has most of the fruit. Some minerality. Finishes bitter. This bottle, anyway, was past prime although I don't know its provenance. Still, drink up.
This is an outstanding value in off dry wines. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is a bit candied with lychees, honeysuckle and slight peach notes. Slightly viscous texture. On the palate, this drinks very easy with lychees and peaches. Slight tannins. It improved with about 30 minutes of air. Long finish. This drinks great on its own for those who enjoy a bit of sweetness. It will work great with Thai or other spicy Asian foods. Drink over the next few years.
This was not the wine I was expecting as it has a very different profile in 2015. Much drier and more savory than a typical vintage but still quite good. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has some lychee but is more about sea air, some pine, and pears. Slightly viscous. On the palate, the pears come out with a strong minerality. There is plenty of depth and tight complexity at the moment. This will no doubt develop more over time. It will need another five to seven years to reach peak and should drink well for a decade after that. It works better with food. Thai is