Birchwood Estate Gewürztraminer / Riesling 2007

Birchwood Gewurztraminer - Riesling 20074.5rating(4/5)

Varietal: gewürztraminer/riesling blend– Price: $10.95 Cdn – Winery: Birchwood EstateVintage: 2007 – Region: Niagara Peninsula Ontario – LCBO No 572156
This wine is very good – especially for the price. It is one of ‘the’ better balanced gewürztraminer/riesling blends I’ve tasted. Each varietal complements the other. The reisling tempers the sweetness of the gewürztraminer while the gewürztraminer ‘almost’ tempers the tartness of the reisling. I say “almost” because there was just a hint of a tart, dry midpalate taste that is characteristic of less-than-stellar reislings. But its barely there. I very much enjoyed this bottle.

This wine is not sweet enough to be a classic desert wine. It should go well with pork, chicken and curry dishes, or, in front of a fire relaxing with someone special.

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