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.

Flavors

Orange
Orange
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Peach
Peach
Pineapple
Pineapple
Ginger
Ginger
Lychee
Lychee
Flowers
Rose Petals
Pepper
Pepper

Gewürztraminer is known for its Exotic aroma explosion.

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

Profile

SUGAROff -Dry
BODYMedium - High
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - Low
Serving temperature:
Off-Dry 6-8°C (43-46°F)
Dry 8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing

Aperitif
Aperitif
Pizza
Pizza
Pâté
Pâté
Soups
Soups
Chicken
Chicken
Chili
Chili
Strong Cheese
Strong Cheese
Cakes
Cakes

Many Fish dishes, especially with Butter, will break with Gewurztraminer.

Gewurztraminer pairs best with light meat dishes, and is excellent with spicy dishes and oriental cuisine.

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

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif.
Alsatian Dishes.
Duck. Foie Gras. Pâté.
Spicy Dishes. Indian. Thai. Indian. Asian. Mexican. Moroccan. Arabic.
Sweet and Sour Asian.
Cakes.

Cheese:
Strong Cheese. Alsatian Münster.

Alsatian Specialities:
Quiche Lorraine.
Tarte Flambe (White Pizza).

About Gewürztraminer

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

If you think Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic, it is 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 can be vulgar, oily aroma monsters that do not combine 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.

Gewürztraminer in Alsace

Key Producers:

Read More

You can read more at The Gewürztraminer Grape.

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

You can read more at Gewürztraminer Regions.