Bottega Vinai Gewürztraminer 2019, Cavit
Italy / Trentino
Andy's Tasting Notes
All the classic flavours and aromas of this grape variety abound in this dry version. Lychee, Turkish Delight, rosewater, ginger, honey and citrus peel. Richly layered and textured yet with excellent zesty acidity.
You won’t find this cloying or heavy handed.
Production notes – The Valle dei Laghi is wedged between mountains at the foot of the Dolomites, to the north of Lake Garda. The climate is sub-Mediterranean. The Gewurztraminer grape prefers soils which are well-structured, loose and not lime-rich. It is not very productive, but in the right site gives consistently excellent quality. Yields are maintained at around 80- 90 tonnes per hectare. Bunches are small, compact, winged and when ripe have an intense pink colour. The grapes are hand-harvested, carefully selected, destalked and crushed. The must remains in contact with the skins for a short time at 5-6 degrees C to allow aromas to be extracted. The grapes are soft-pressed to prevent colour extraction from the skins – which are a copper colour when ripe. After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is left in tank for 4-5 months before bottling.
Price per bottle £11.50
Food matchMacaroni cheese