Gewürtztraminer

 

Name of varietal: Gewürztraminer
 
Common synonyms: Traminer Musque, Traminer Parfume, Traminer Aromatique, Roter Traminer, Traminer Rose, Traminer Rosso, Termener Aromatico 
 
Parentage of the grape: Traminer, possibly Muscat
 
History of the grape: Evidence of the parent Traminer grape can be traced back to the Middle Ages, in the Tyrollean Alps in Alto Adige, where Italy is closest to Germany. Traminer isn’t known for having much of its own flare, but it does like to mutate, and it eventually became the perfumed clone we all know and most of us love. France and Italy began calling the grape by many of the above synonyms, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that Alsatians started to call it Gewürztraminer (“gewürz” means spicy and/or perfumed) and not until 1973 that the name became official. 
 
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  • Hogue Cellars Gewurtztraminer 2011

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    This wine had almost no nose...taste was so-so, almost bitter and finish was short. Read More

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  • I'm making Crab Cioppino, as usual (It's a Northern California thing ... I'll probably toss in a Gewurtztraminer or Riesling for good measure. Haven't really thought that far ahead but I probably should figure out a wine list soo Read More

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  •  Pretty simple -- What will you be serving (and drinking yourself, of course) for your holiday gathering? The rest is up to you: Get down to the year -- or for the partiers, just tell us the type of wine!Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy Holidays! Read More

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  • Albert Mann Gewürztraminer Tradition 2010

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    Surprisingly smoky with the typical spice one would expect of Gewurtztraminer and a hint of tropical fruits Read More

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  • Australia does some great whites period, whether or not they're ... a ... a blend of Muscat, Semillon, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay - one of the more unusual blends I've ever had, slightly bitter and somehow has cheesy notes? Weird wine but give them some credit for effort.From Tasmania, probably the coolest region in Australia, ... Read More

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  • Hugel Gewurtztraminer Jubilee 2008

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    The Vintage White is a youthful and modern whine with a pale yellow hue and a moderate nose of yellow fruits, grass and notes of flowers. The palate is medium-sweet with balanced fresh acidity and clear flavors of grass, melons and honeysuckle with a long finish of citrus and perhaps a hint of butter. I really liked this wine; it is well-balance... Read More

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  • Hogue Cellars Gewurtztraminer 2011

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