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La Violetta Ye-Ye Riesling Viognier Gewurztraminer 2014


Recommendation: A VERY delicious blend that is sumptuously food friendly.

Winery/Producer: La Violetta Wines; Denmark, Australia.

Grape Variety: Riesling, Viognier and Gewurztraminer.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Western Australia.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $35.90 Australian (about $29.50 U.S.) plus a $20 corking fee

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: French onion soup. Lettuce crab roll with avocado cream. Chicken fajita served with guacamole, sour cream, salsa cruda and tortilla chips.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Very pale transparent green color. Typical Gewurztraminer floral aroma but with the addition of a slight heaviness from the Riesling. Smooth, fresh taste that continues through a medium-long finish that has a delicious tartness, yet ends on a sweet note. Drinking alone before the food it was OK, but with the chicken fajita it was GREAT. This is a wine that grows on you. The first sip was OK, the second good and after that it approached outstanding. An unusual combination of grapes that went very well with the crab and chicken fajita. There was just enough bouquet, just enough flavor and a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. A VERY delicious blend that is sumptuously food friendly.

    She said: An interesting combination of Riesling, Viognier and Gewurztraminer that has a light lemon yellow/green color, is crystal clear and has widely spaced legs that descend with little haste. Floral and citrus scent combine to produce a bouquet that lasts from start to finnish. The initial taste was citrus and was followed by a thin body and tart finish. Things changed when the food arrived. Sipped with crab it was smooth and luscious from start to finish. Tasted with the chicken fajita it was almost as good. I would choose this again with crab but would try something else for sipping alone.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.4%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: NA