Gray Monk Gewürztraminer 2011, VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
This is a very bright, fresh, juicy and squeaky clean young gewürztraminer - more of a patio style. It has a clean nose of grapefruit, roses and mild lychee. It’s mid-weight, crisp, with wisp of sweetness. The length is very good. Chill well. Quintessentially northern Okanagan. Lay some in for summer drinking. Score: 88 (David Lawrason, www.WineAlign.com, Jan 2013)
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http://o.canada.com/2013/01/15/a-wine-prescription-for-cold-and-flu/ "Articulates stone fruit from white peach to nectarine and citrus from clementine to mandarin. Does lychee, rose and pink grapefruit on a quieter note. White pepper and spice (cardamom, coriander) dust this dry yet profuse specimen. If only we would see their Siegerrebe here in Ontario." @GrayMonkWinery
There's something delicate and restrained about this wine. The roses, orange peel, and hint of spice lay atop something slightly akin to petrol; a citrus back note livens things up. The lime, pithy, tart finish refreshes the palate.
Bright and uplifiting, this has a perfumed nose of lavendar, lemon drops, sweet citrus fruit and canned lychee. Focused and poised with uplifting acidity and flavours of mandarine orange, lemon grass and rose petal. Very pretty wine that pairs beautifully with citrus cured salmon.
Quite aromatic with lemon, mineral and herbal spice aromas. Light-bodied with crisp, tart lemon, citrus, orange rind and some lychee on the palate. Has very bright acidity. Finish is medium-length and spicy. Tasted Jan/2013.