Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewürztraminer 2017
|Region||United States, New York, Finger Lakes|
|Brand||Dr. Konstantin Frank|
The 2017 Gewürztraminer comes in with 12.1 grams of residual sugar, six of total acidity and 13.3% alcohol. Unusually, this also has 5% Riesling. About 40% of the Gewürz is sourced from the winery's 2012 vines on Seneca Lake, with the rest from other vineyards (like Hazlitt 1852 and Lamoreaux Landing). The Riesling is all from Keuka Lake estate vines. This is very well done, another fine bargain from Dr. Frank. This screams Gewürz in character. It's heavier on the lychees than on the spice, but those flavors linger a long while. It has good concentration for the level, although it could be more tightly wound. It is more persistent than it seems at first, though. It's also pretty delicious, if you like Gewürz, and impeccably balanced. The sugar doesn't stand out at all-it simply cuts the inherent bitterness of the grape. This is well done. It is likely to be better on the younger side, no matter how long it theoretically lasts.
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