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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  • Chateau Chantal Gewurtztraminer 2012

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    A bit sweet for a gewurtztraminer, but still decent Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • I'd ship a case of Jonata sauv blanc. It has all the tactile sweetness ... ... ... without having to drink Gewurtztraminer. Other than that, sparkling rose such as that from Lucien Albrecht would be quite appropriat Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge 2: what...


  • So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Even more tropical than the last challenge--match wines to this locale ,,,       and to these foods (lots of poultry)...      Read More

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  • Fetzer Gewuerztraminer 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • 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

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic What Will You Serve At...


  •  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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  • Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

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    Tastes a lot like a Gewurtztraminer but drier. Very sweet. Good paired with strong or spicy food. Lychees. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • 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

    Wine review by calywa


  • Domaine Gruss & Fils Gewurztraminer les Roches 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


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