Thick, luscious and complex, the Colterenzio Shreckbichl Gewurztraminer.
Gewurztraminer from Alto Adige, Italy. The wine is fermented in stainless steel.
Sample submitted for review. The Shreckbichl Colterenzio Gewurztraminer is available for as low as $17.
From the bottle:
Sulle soleggiate colline attorno alla cantina Colterenzio, formate durante l'era glaciale, nascono finissimi vini rossi e bianchi pieni di gusto e forti di carattere.
Auf den sonnenverwohnten, in der Eiszeit geformten Hugellagen rund um die Kellerei Schreckbichl gedeihen saftige Rot- und Weifsweine mit Frucht, Finesse und Charakter.
The sun-blessed hills around cantina Colterenzio were formed in the Ice Age and give rise to fruity red and white wines with great finesse and character.
The Alto Adige region of Northern Italy (between Austria and Switzerland) is one of our favorite spots. It's also one of the oldest wine growing regions in Europe. Formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this region benefits from both the mountains of the Alps and the abundant Mediterranean sun. In a nod to it's varied heritage, the back label is written in both French and German (as well as English, lucky for us).
The 2016 Colterenzio Shreckbichl Gewurztraminer begins with a very enticing aroma of tropical fruit, cloves and cinnamon. It only takes one sniff to know this is not only going to be good but also offer a lot of different layers. The wine tastes thick, luscious and complex. It's somewhat sweet but carries it remarkably well thanks to plenty of acidity. Citrus and tropical fruit, baking spice, minerality and more await as you sip. It ends dry, with lingering spice and tart fruit.
Some wines just have the "wow factor" and this was one of them for us. It will also pair well with a lot of different foods, from seafood to spicy. It may be hard to find but it is definitely worth the search.
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2016 Colterenzio Shreckbichl Gewurztraminer
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