April 2014 1
Hello wine lovers!
Well here we go again, finally time has come to finish this break – hope you didn’t miss me too much. We are starting this time with a wine that is coming from Steyer family, a Gewürztraminer which in Slovenia is called Dišeči traminec.
The Steyer family cultivates 16 hectares of vineyards on the south to south-eastern slopes of Plitvice, Aženski top and Police with the cellar located in Apače – Plitvica. Vineyards are planted with Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Rheinriesling, Sauvignon, Yellow Muscat, Welschriesling, Pinot blanc and two red wine varieties – Pinot noir and Zweigelt.
Gewürztraminer is rendering top quality wine in the wine-growing distirct Radgona-Kapela gorice. Therefore the largest part of their vineyards is planted with it. They are cultivating it with greatest attention. Its attention is respected also in the cellar since it is their goal to produce a large palette of Traminer varieties starting from wines of normal vintage to special vintage wine sorts of the entire quality range. Absolutelz to mention also their sparkling wine made from Gewürztraminer by the classical méthode champenoise, and Gewürztraminer exclusive which was laid in oak barrels.
On the market you can find their wine sorted in 3 different ranges; white label which marks fresh wines ideal for every occasion, black label representing richer, more mature wines refined in oak barrels and black label with golden inscription which dedicated to predicates.
So here we go with this Gewürztraminer vintage 2011, as you see from images it is baring the white label and it is medium-sweet.
The wine is of a straw yellow color and has golden nuances. It is dense and crystal clear. On the nose it is intense and fine with aromas of ripe fruit like pears, strawberries, citruses, melon … You sense also floral notes of roses, spices like cloves and a gentle note of honey. It has a nice mineral note in the background too. It has a complex bouquet.
As mentioned the taste is medium-sweet, medium warm and soft, but has also a nice freshness and tasty. It is balanced, intense, elegant, of a full body and quite persistent. It is a harmonious wine ready to be fully appreciated now.
As you noticed even though this wine is wearing a white label the Gewürztraminer is represented at its best and it is also a good price-performance wine you can find on the market. I encourage you to try it and if you can share your taught in comments.
Until the next time cheers!