Gewürtztraminer November 21 2014

'Gewürtztraminer' - funky name, simple wine! Likened to a Riesling this slightly sweet, fruit-flavoured wine is a lovely surprise in a bottle. 
Why match food to wine? You only need google that phrase and the search engine will prompt you to use the word 'pair' rather than 'match' and then provide a plethora of sites and blogs providing guides as to what to eat with which wine. 
However, the main reason to match wine and food is to enhance each, or complement the flavours, spices and plain simple taste of each.
In the case of Hollydene's Gewürtztraminer it's suggested to pair it with spicier foods, an excellent example being the delicious crispy duck salad from Vines Restaurant.
The wine's sweetness will offset the spiciness of the meal. 
The Hollydene Gewürtztraminer vines are some of the oldest owned by Hollydene, planted in the 1960s and the 2012 Gewürtztraminer vintage has aromas of lychees and peach.