2013 Cargo Road Wines Gewürztraminer

imageProbably the two best Gewürztraminers that have crossed my path this year have been the Spring Vale 2013 and the Topper’s Mountain 2012. This release from Cargo Road Wines in Orange is as good as either of them. Grapes are left for a period on skins in order to extract a musky perfume.

“I like wines to punch me in the face with the variety,” remarks winemaker James Sweetapple and there’s no doubt he has achieved that here. Rosewater leans into Turkish delight with strong tropical characters of lychee and pineapple. Jasmine and candied ginger complete the intoxicating array of aromas. It’s slippery in the mouth yet the acidity lays out the flavours well and there’s a slight chewiness on the spicy back-palate. You could smell it all day as it evolves in the glass and once you take a sip it beguiles with its textural qualities. If you are a lover of Gewürz then you’ll want to give this go. 94

Region: Orange
Alcohol: ?
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $25
Tasted: November 2013


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2 Responses to 2013 Cargo Road Wines Gewürztraminer

  1. Jarred Markson says:

    Have you had the 13 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer come across your tasting bench yet? I tried it at their restaurant recently and thought it was an absolute belter!

  2. Unfortunately not just yet Jarred. I’ve been meaning get in contact with someone at Skillogalee as I don’t get to see their wines very often and would be keen to cover them. I’ll see what I can do.

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