This delicate aromatic Traminer Aromatico is hands down winner of wine of the month .
From the Friuli region of North East Italy, the origin of the grape best known as Gewurtztraminer .
This example is subtle with a persistent bouquet of sweet spices and the most beautifully balanced palate.
Highly recommended along with Villa Vitas Sauvignon Blanc and others from their range .
Available from Vinothentic in Islington.
Beautifully scented, floral rich gewurtztraminer from Hugel. Viscous, oily, lovely mouthfeel and length, dry with a hint of sweetness. Great with panfried sea bass in Soller olive oil.
£13.95 from The Wine Society.
A true gustatory treat with friends Joff and Rene. We went for the seven course tasting menu. The highlight was risotto with shavings of Italian white truffle.
Wine list was an encyclopaedia with prices to match. Stayed sensible and went for an Italian gewurtztraminer from Alto Adige, very fresh (actually served too cold – should have complained but didn’t), floral and typical gewurtztraminer, but not perfectly balanced, with a slightly sharp aftertaste.
The wood pigeon was accompanied by a 2005 pinot noir Marlborough NZ Fromm vineyard. This was fruity, decent, but nothing special. Maybe I should have broken the bank after all and gone for the Felton Road for not much more.