Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer (aka. Traminer, Traminer Musque)

Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Excellent examples of ‘New World’ Gewürztraminer have emerged from British Columbia, Oregon, Washington State and in New Zealand, as well as from cooler microclimates in California and Australia. In Europe, distinct and interesting wines are Gewürztraminer based wines are produced in Austria, Germany, and northern Italy. The literal translation of the prefix (Gewürz) is ‘spice’, and its suffix (Traminer) refers to the Traminer grape, which was widely grown around the northern Italian town of Tramin until the 16th century. Although its origins are Italian, it is the ‘red’-skinned form of Traminer, known to the world as Gewürztraminer that have placed it on the world stage. The greatest Gewürztraminer vines are found along the slopes of the Vosgnes Mountains, in France’s Alsace region. Gewürztraminer bottled as a single Read more »

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  • Chateau Ste Michelle Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley 2013

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    Good representation of the varietal. Melon, mango, peach (tropicals were good), a little white pepper and clove at the end. Slightly sweet, but not too much, and plenty of acidity to the aftertaste. Good wine - perfect for asian dishes and Easter ham. Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • To press or not to press? That is NOT the question. Rarely does anything in ... ... especially Viognier and Gewurztraminer, tend to have higher tannins in the skins so in these cases additional skin contact could bring in bitterness which will then have to be fined out later through PVPP, Gelatin, or Isinglass treatments. For Rosé, the amount... Read More

    From the article Pressing Issues: Exploring a Small Portion of the Maze of Winemaking Decisions


  • Lazy Creek Vineyards Gewürztraminer Anderson Valley 2014

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    Lightly floral honeysuckle and thistle flower aromas with baked apple notes and hints of tea leaf on the nose. More tea leaf on the palate with good ripe acidity, this turns quite ripe and freshly fruity in the mouth with white peach and melon flavors and a hint of lemon zest and oak on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... as: ... as: Grenache, 48 wineries; Gewurztraminer, 32 wineries; Muscat/Moscato, 57 wineries; Petite Sirah, 136 wineries; Pinot Gris/Grigio, 82 wineries; Pinot Noir, 234 wineries; Riesling, 41 wineries; Sangiovese, 98 wineries; Syrah, 315 wineries; Tempranillo, 36 wineries; Viogni... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Vml Virginia Marie Lambrix Gewurztraminer 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Harvest Moon Winery Estate Dry Gewurtztraminer 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Rosé is perfect for any occasion... Today, I'm planning to buy ... ... the aromatic Alsatian wine Gewurztraminer. Which do you like the mos Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Evolution 19th Edition

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    Sokol Blosser is known for its Dundee OR Pinot Noir, but the blends are ... ... Muller-Thurgau, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and a host of others. The flavour tends to pear, peach and lychee - possibly suggestive of a goodly portion of Gewurztraminer. Fun stuff and good value. 87 poin Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Silly me for getting stuck on the merchant and not reading past it in the ... ... ... about even riesling and gewurztraminer. Have lots of raita and lassi handy for the heat, and go with beer, and if so desired, something distilled.Anyway, this was a semi-driveb Read More

    Forum post in the topic Delices and Gourmandises...


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