Definitely a Gewurztraminer bouquet, but closer to German examples from Pfalz, etc., than Alsace. Ripe, very nice texture and weight. Juicy and with very good acid. There were a few angularities though...not quite all together perhaps.
From a high-quality co-operative with 280 members located in the Alto Adige village of Tramin. Whether you believe Gewürztraminer to have originated from Tramin or not, it is an undoubtedly historic area for the varietal and arguably at its very best in subzone of Söll which sits just above the village. Söll is where you'll find all the top Gewürztraminer cru in Alto Adige including Nussbaumer where the varietal has been cultivated for at least 700 years. A brief maceration on the skins contributes to the bright straw-yellow color. Fragrant but reticent on the nose with rose petal, cinnamon and tangerine. The wine contains 7 grams of residual sugar but it is dry in style. A superb pairing for white asparagus and a creative solution for many modern plates.
Gambero Rosso 2013 (Metropolitan Pavilion): The nose showed tropical fruits, spice and stems with a hint of balanced sweetness and floral notes. On the palate, it was rich, but not overwhelming, with an oily texture followed by notes of peach, pear and spice. The finish lingered long with spicy inner floral tones and peach slowly melting away from the palate.
Lively and fat gold in the glass. Intense exotic and mineral nose sweet of a complex combination of ripe fruit: honey, rose petals, peach, apricot, passion fruit. At palate fat and sweet. Massive load of alcohol and polyalcohols sustained by a good acidity. Nice long finish