Gewurztraminer was one of the first wines I loved. It’s an aromatic wine with a wonderful hint of lychee flavour. Even though this is classed as a dry wine the sheer fruitiness always makes me think it has a hint of pleasant sweetness.
Sainsbury’s “Taste the Difference” range is their premium food and drink range. It’s meant to highlight the best quality food and drink. I tend to shy away from buying ranges like this (e.g. Tesco’s Finest*). Why? Well if it’s the food range I tend to think I could do better myself we some good quality (organic) ingredients, preferably sourced locally. As for wine, I can’t help be a little wary of the supermarket branded wines, maybe it’s a little bit of label snobbery? I don’t know. I don’t think I’m a wine label snob as I’ll freely admit to enjoying all types of wine even Mateus Rosé (although not Black Tower or Blue Nun)!
Sainsbury’s tell us…
The gewurztraminer grape can produced wonderfully aromatic wines. From the Alsace region this elegant, off-dry, slightly spicy white has delicate floral aromas and is packed full of tropical fruit characters with a distinctive hint of lychee.
Well this wine ticked all the boxes for a decent Gewurztraminer. Excellent served chilled either on it’s own or with food (again, great with strongly flavoured food like Thai or Chinese). If you’ve never tried Gewurztraminer before then Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Gewurztraminer 2004 is a good place to start. It’s well priced and well worth trying. Four stars.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Gewurztraminer 2004