Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Seifried Nelson Gewurztraminer 2008 and MasterChef New Zealand
Now, one reason apart from the bargain price, which persuaded me to buy it was...that a friend of ours has been chosen to audition for MasterChef NZ, and he was coming over to cook his signature dish for us. (His family are sick of it - having had the same thing for nights on end as he practices and refines the recipe.) Lucky us!
I probably should not reveal the nature of the dish, other than I thought that a nice spicy GwZ would be a great match. So we set the clock, the young person got to work, and just slightly over time dinner was ready - immaculately presented.
Unfortunately, by this stage I had consumed all the GwZ and we had to open a very nice Kim Crawford Tietjen Chardonnay 2007 which was bloody marvellous anyway.
But back to the Seifried Nelson Gewurztraminer 2008: Aromas - soda water, rose water, and minerals. Palate - dry-to-medium sweetness in the mid palate, Nashi pear, mildly spicy, and a tangy yeast dry finish. Quite elegant and restrained.
Phil runs wine tours around Auckland New Zealand