Cards of Wine

Gewürztraminer (France)

Gewürztraminer originates from Italy, but is best cultivated in Alsace where it produces one of the most Aromatic white wines in the world.

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Body
Sweetness
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Exotic aroma explosion:

Lychee. Rose Petals. Perfume.
Grapefruit. Peach. Pineapple.
Mango. Orange. Passion Fruit.
Ginger. Spice. Pepper. Smoke.

Food Pairing

Aperitif.
Alsacian Dishes. Quiche Lorraine. Foie Gras. Pâté.
Spicy Dishes. Thai. Indian. Asian. Arabic.
Sweet and Sour Asian.
Strong Cheese. Alsatian Münster.
Cakes.

Many fish dishes, especiall those with butter, will break in combination with Gewurztraminer.

By contrast, Gewurztraminer can be used for light meat dishes, and the grape provides an excellent wine to spicy dishes and oriental cuisine.

In Alsace it is drunk to the very strong cheese Munster.

Serving temperatures:
Off-Dry 6-8°C (43-46°F)
Dry 8-10°C (46-50°F)

About Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is a highly aromatic grape variety with a pink to red skin colour.

If you think of Sauvignon Blanc as highly aromatic, it is definitely far behind Gewurztraminer in terms of flavor concentration. The word perfumed is usually not to take the mouth full.

Gewurztraminer originates from Italy, but is more cultivated in Alsace where it produces one of the most distinctive and aromatic white wines in the world.

Gewurztraminer combines aromatic richness with high alcohol content, and moderate to low acidity.

Gewurztraminer without the right balance quickly becomes vulgar, oily aroma monsters that do their best to annihilate any possible combination of food and wine.

Gewurztraminers are often good in sweeter editions, made from overripe grapes, and in such a version it can be drunk for itself or combined with goose liver.

Read More

You can read more about the Gewürztraminer Grape at The Gewürztraminer Grape.

Gewürztraminer is popular in France (Alsace), Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol), Germany, Australia, and USA (California).

You can read more about Gewürztraminer in the world at Gewürztraminer Regions.

Gewürztraminer in Alsace

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