La Dulcinee Gewurztraminer, product of treasured old vines
Don’t let the name deter you. If you’re a white wine drinker, you’ll want to make Gewürztraminer a part of your everyday vocabulary. Pronounced ge-vurt-stra-me-ner, this aromatic varietal is often thought of as being a sweet wine, but that's not the case in Central Otago. It can also be crisp, off-dry and beautiful like the 2012 La Dulcinée Gewürztraminer, Gibbston Valley's newest release of this fragrant varietal.
Distincly aromatic with exotic spices, soft lychee, gentle rose petals and a touch of Turkish delight, the 2012 La Dulcinée has a searingly intense palate that finishes with cleasing clarity. This hallmark of refinement follows through to the palate.
Vineyard: Home Block, Gibbston
Soil: Fine loess, schist and gravels
Residual Sugar: 2.7g/l
This unique wine comes from Gibbston Valley's original Home Block Vineyard planted by the winery's founder and the region's winemaking pioneer Alan Brady. After planting the valley's first vines in 1983, he propelled Central Otago into an internationally-known winemaking region.
The age of these now iconic vines regulates growth, while their deep root system lends the Gewürztraminer structural gravitas, elegance and grace. Unctuous yet delicate, full yet fragile, it's a simply beautiful product of treasured old vines. It has a long, long finish that tapers and lingers rather than explodes and stops.
The 2012 La Dulcinee was bottled as an extremely-limited, individually numbered single vineyard old-vine experssionist series with only 400 bottles made.
All Gibbston Valley Wines are made with traditional methods. The fruit is handpicked, and the wines are unfined and unfiltered to emphasize the unique qualities and characteristics of the vineyards from which they came. Gibbston Valley is committed grape-growing and winemaking practices that protect the environment.
With just a touch of sweetness, this varietal is a delightful complement to spicy foods. Try is with spicy Thai dishes.