Yarra Valley 12.6% Screwcap $36
EZ stands for Edelzwicker, which a quick google suggests could mean noble blend, field blend or shitty wine from Alsace. This is certainly not the latter. It’s a stunner.
A blend of Gewürtztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris but so much more than the sum of its parts. This is blending for complexity, blending for balance, blending to make a better wine. Sure, you can taste each variety clearly within it but there’s no way any of them would have been half as exciting or half as good if they had been bottled as single varietals.
Aromas of Arnott’s Ginger Nut biscuits (precisely), limes, lychees and rosewater with a hit of spice. Supple in the mouth, always suggesting it might get sweet but it’s only teasing you. After playing with your taste buds for an eternity it leaves you strung out on minerals and wanting more. This shit just can’t be good for you…
Winery website- http://www.debortoli.com.au/