Cono Sur (Chile) Gewürztraminer 1999
From the relatively new region of Bio-Bio in southern Chile (and a region to watch for cool-climate varietals), comes this cracking little Gewürztraminer showing all the explosive, aromatic, exotic spiciness of the grape. The pale colour hints at freshness and this wine delivers that with a crisp, delightfully perfumed nose of bursting lychee, grapefruit and Turkish delight. The palate has limpid pear and guava fruitiness and bright orange zestiness. It is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, with fine acidity giving lovely length and purity.
UK stockists: Majestic / Tesco £4.99