Quails' Gate Estate Winery Gewurztraminer 2011
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: May 22, March 7, January 4 and December 16.
Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine
Reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Harvested from vineyards in Central and South East Kelowna the clay and limestone soils, reminiscent of those in Alsace, give the wine a soft mineral character adding depth and body. The grapes are handpicked and whole bunch pressed prior to cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was stopped with some residual sweetness to add texture and balance to the wine’s perky acidity. High toned spice and fruit will develop in the bottle over the next 3 years and careful cellaring of 2–5 years will be rewarded.|
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.