Description of Gewurztramine wine
It is a typical „spicy“ Alsatian wine, first time made in 19th century in Alsace. The grapes for this wine comes from a small city in south Tyrol of Austria, that is why the grapes are also called Traminer („coming from Tramin“). Gewurztraminer grapes is grown in 20% of the vineyards in the region. They are predominantly grown in cooler climate where the flavors in grape concentrate, mostly in France, Germany, the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. Famous key producers are Edmeades, Columbia-Crest, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Trimbach, Domaines Schlumberger, Albert Mann, Avery Lane.
The taste of Gewurztramine wine
Gewurztraminer is a delicious fruity wine with strong aromas, but as well it is a thick and rich wine which can age. It can be made dry or sweet and is sweeter than dry Riesling wine. The flavor and aromas include honey, cinnamon, apricot, pear, citrus, pumpkin spice, rose and mineral.
How it is served?
Talking about Gewurztramine wine we should also mention that these wines most often are served with tradidional meals such as sauerkraut, sausages and the Alsatian cheese Munster, but it goes well with Chinese, Mexican, Asian and other spiced dishes, zesty-flavored fare, curry seasoned dishes and as a dessert wine as well.