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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  • Ste Chapelle Dry Gewurztraminer 2010

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    It is dry...exactly like i enjoy it, not overtly sweet, but a bit tart but in a pleasant way and good to the last drop. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Fetzer Gewurztraminer Shaly Loam 2012

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    Just about as sweet as I will tolerate and very peasant, crisp, chirpy and candid, no subtlety, just a good vibrant wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Not criticizing. Just saying that reading old world labels is not nearly as ... ... the grape type--e.g., Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris--on the label (and I may have learned this from GregT).  As is common in other French regions, Alsace blends do not seem to have any disclosures on the labels.  Edelzwicker can be any blend of several ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • Navarro Gewürztraminer Anderson Valley Dry 2012

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    Nice Mendocino gewurz from long time producer Navarro. Good blast of apricot on the nose. More dried apricot and ripe peach up front followed by a touch of honey and medium acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Boy, DeeVee, it is disappointing that you haven't received much help, ... ... wine--maybe a Riesling or a Gewurztraminer.I am no help for dessert.  By the time dessert comes around, I'm looking for coffee.Good luck, and I hope some others chime in, her Read More

    Forum post in the topic Twist on surf and turf and...


  • Hi All!  I could really use some advice.  My husband and I run a restaurant and we are having a 4-course Valentines dinner and I'm looking to pair each course with wine.  Affordable wines...lol!  The courses I need help with are: ginger soy braised beef with crispy rock shrimp tempura(think Nobu style) with cauliflower puree carrots and snap pea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Twist on surf and turf and...


  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Late Harvest Orange Muscat & Flora 1993

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... a cross between semillon and gewurztraminer.These grapes are grown on their 'Mystic Park ' vineyard and are harvested late in order to increase the sugar content because this is a desert wine.I drank my bottle this evening with a plate of bread and cheese and I did enjoy it.As is typical... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pisano Rio de Los Pajaros Reserve Torrontes 2011

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    Very floral nose with some spice hintcinnamon? Very refreshing, slightly tart ... that almost makes me think Gewurztraminer. Very nice, again, spicy aftertast Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Yup, we're on the same page lately, v v.  Not as hard to get as a ... ... a ... that almost suggests Gewurztraminer.  Spiciness lingers a bit on the aftertast Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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