Friday, September 08, 2006

2004 Hugel Gewurtztraminer

Ok, so the blog is a little short on whites - working on it...

Anyway, tonight I had the 2004 Hugel Gewurtztraminer. Most of my favourite whites are from Alsace, and this Gewurz is an old standby. And what wine could better match a juicy German sausage right off the BBQ?

This wine has nice, classic Gewurtz aromas - white flowers, peaches, some apricot. Good acidity, a well balanced quaffer, just off dry but not annoyingly so. While it is lacking some of the complexity I have experienced with more expensive Gewurtz, it is a really a nice drinking white wine for C$20 (SAQ).

I would recommend this as your go-to inexpensive Gewurtz, for pairing with spicy sausage or Asian cuisine (especially Sushi).

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