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De Bortoli Willowglen Gewürztraminer Riesling

De Bortoli Willowglen Gewürztraminer Riesling

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De Bortoli Willowglen Gewurztraminer Riesling – A Delightful Dance of Spice and Sweetness

Introduction

From the esteemed De Bortoli winery in Australia's Riverina region comes the Willowglen Gewurztraminer Riesling, a captivating blend that showcases the best of two beloved grape varieties. This wine offers a delightful interplay of exotic aromas, vibrant flavours, and a touch of sweetness that makes it an exceptional choice for adventurous palates.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Pale straw yellow with a slight shimmer.
  • Nose: An enticing bouquet of rose petals, lychee, Turkish delight, and a hint of ginger spice. As the wine opens up, notes of citrus blossom and white peach emerge.
  • Palate: The initial impression is one of sweetness, with flavours mirroring the aromas—rosewater, lychee, and a touch of honey. This sweetness is beautifully balanced by crisp acidity from the Riesling component, leaving a refreshing, zesty finish. The wine has a medium body, with a slightly oily texture that adds to its richness.

Food Pairings

The unique flavour profile of De Bortoli Willowglen Gewurztraminer Riesling makes it a wonderful accompaniment to a wide range of cuisines:

  • Spicy Asian Dishes: The wine's sweetness and delicate spice notes make it a perfect match for Thai curries, Vietnamese pho, or Indian samosas. It complements the heat without overpowering the dish's complex flavours.
  • Aromatic Middle Eastern Cuisine: Try this wine with Moroccan tagines, Persian jeweled rice, or Turkish stuffed eggplant for a culinary journey. The Gewurztraminer echoes the exotic spices found in these dishes.
  • Soft and Creamy Cheeses: Pair with a ripe Brie, Camembert, or a creamy goat cheese. The wine's acidity cuts through the richness, while its sweetness complements the cheese's delicate flavours.
  • Fruity Desserts: Enjoy a glass alongside a fresh fruit salad, peach cobbler, or a slice of honey-almond cake. The wine's sweetness enhances the flavours of the dessert without being cloying.

Serving Tips

To fully appreciate the De Bortoli Willowglen Gewurztraminer Riesling, serve it chilled, but not ice-cold, at around 8-10°C. This allows the intricate aromas and flavours to shine through.

In Conclusion

The De Bortoli Willowglen Gewurztraminer Riesling is a delightful and versatile wine that offers both complexity and approachability. Its exotic aromas, balanced sweetness, and refreshing acidity make it a crowd-pleaser, especially when paired with the right dishes. Whether you're a seasoned wine lover or simply looking for something new and exciting, this blend is an excellent choice.

 

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