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Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is known to be a white grape that produces captivating wines with distictive aromas like lychee, rose, spice, ginger and tropical fruits.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The grape berry of Gewürztraminer has a pinkish-grey or greyish-white skin. Gewürztraminer has an intense and very aromatic bouquet, with scents of lychee, rose, spice, grapefruit and pineapple. It is full-bodied with high alcohol content, low to moderate acidity and a distinct sweetness.

Fresh Gewürztraminer grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Gewürztraminer is most commonly associated with the Alsace region of France. It is also grown in Germany, Austria, northern Italy, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Gewürztraminer is a late-ripening variety which needs a warm and sunny climate. The vines are sensitive to drought and need a lot of water during the ripening period. This variety is usually made into dry or off-dry wines with a long finish, and is also used for sweet and fortified wines. As one of the four "noble grapes" in Alsace region, Gewürztraminer produces rich, aromatic and complex wines ranging from dry white to late harvest and botrytizied sweet wines. The finest Alsacian Gewürztraminer wines are from the Grand Cru vineyards. In Germany and Austria, the Gewürztraminer are usually slightly sweeter, while in northern Italy, in the region of Alto Adige, the Gewürztraminer tend to be dry, lighter in body and slightly mineral. In New Zealand and Australia, Gewürztraminer is usually made into off-dry wines with distictive aromas of lychee and rose. Gewürztraminer pairs well with spicy Asian dishes, such as Thai and Indian cuisine. It is also a good match for salty and rich dishes, such as foie gras and smoked salmon.

Foods to pair with Gewürztraminer:

Asian food
Curry
Deep fried
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Gewürztraminer
Gewürztraminer literally means "spicy Tramin", for its distictive aromatic characteristics. However, the relation of Gewürztraminer to the town of Tramin, in Alto Adige, is found to be nonexistent.

Top Wines with Gewürztraminer

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Trimbach Gewürztraminer Alsace

Trimbach

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This dry and vibrant Gewürztraminer from the renowned Trimbach winery in Alsace is a classic expression of the varietal. It has a beautiful golden hue in the glass that is complemented by aromas of lychee, grapefruit, white flowers, and honey. On the palate, there are flavors of ripe peach, apricot, and pineapple with a touch of spice. The wine is well balanced with good acidity and a lingering finish. Enjoy this delightful Gewürztraminer as an aperitif, or pair it with spicy Asian dishes.
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Meinklang Weisser Mulatschak Natural

Meinklang

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Meinklang Weisser Mulatschak is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a renowned appellation, this wine is crafted with utmost care and attention to detail. The vineyard features unique characteristics that contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a combination of traditional and modern techniques, resulting in a wine that perfectly balances tradition and innovation. With its vibrant and refreshing style, Meinklang Weisser Mulatschak is sure to captivate wine enthusiasts with its enticing aromas and flavors. This wine is a true testament to the passion and dedication of its creators.
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Fetzer Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer

Fetzer

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Fetzer Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer is a delightful white wine produced by Fetzer Vineyards, a renowned winery located in California's Mendocino County. This wine is made from grapes grown in the Shaly Loam vineyard, which is known for its unique soil composition and ideal growing conditions. The winemakers at Fetzer carefully craft this wine using traditional winemaking techniques, resulting in a wine that is both aromatic and flavorful. The Fetzer Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer is a medium-bodied wine with a crisp acidity and a refreshing finish. It is a perfect wine to pair with spicy foods or enjoy on its own.
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Hugel Classic Gewürztraminer

Hugel

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Hugel Classic Gewürztraminer is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Hugel winery in Alsace, France. This wine is made from grapes grown in the region's finest vineyards, which are known for their unique terroir and ideal growing conditions. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's delicate aromas and flavors. The resulting wine is a classic example of Gewürztraminer, with a rich and complex bouquet of lychee, rose petals, and exotic spices. On the palate, it is round and luscious, with a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. This wine is a must-try for anyone who appreciates the finest expressions of Alsace's unique terroir.
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Fetzer Gewürztraminer

Fetzer

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Fetzer Gewürztraminer is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a renowned appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The unique terroir of these vineyards imparts distinct flavors and aromas to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is beautifully balanced and expressive. With its vibrant and aromatic profile, Fetzer Gewürztraminer is a true standout. Its luscious fruit flavors, floral notes, and hint of spice make it a versatile and enjoyable wine to pair with a variety of dishes or simply savor on its own.
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