10/03/02 – Undurraga (Chile) Gewurztraminer 2000

Undurraga (Chile) Gewurztraminer 2000
Undurraga is one of the original Chilean houses that became popular in the UK in the late 1980’s/early 1990s. Family owned, they are conscientous producers of quality wines at modest prices. I recently enjoyed a tasting of their large range, along with the winemaker, where this stunning, rich white wine was the star. Only 4,000 cases are produced, so you may have to hunt it down in your local store. Gewurztraminer can sometimes be sweet and almost overpowering, but this example is beautifully balanced and dry, whilst being scented and full of powerful character. It is toffeed and alluring on the nose, with aromas of honey, fig and apricot. Lovely fruit fills the palate, which is dry and full-bodied, yet nicely crisp with citrus acidity. Quite delicious, and a little bit different. 5.99 Peckhams, selected Tesco and Asda.