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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  • According to the numbers, wine from the United States is an afterthought in ... Gris, Sauvingon Blanc and Gewurztraminer. Washington's top five red varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. From 1981 to 2014, the state's total number of wineries jumped from 19 to 850 and total wine production increased more th... Read More

    From the article WA to Oz: Aussie Rep Explores Export Options for Washington Wine

  • Sineann Celilo Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2013


    Perfectly fine Gewurtz from Sineann in Newberg OR. Very floral nose with some more on the palate along with dried apricot, orange marmalade and just a hint of clove. The acidity is nice but not mouth puckering and the finish is fairly long, similar to a dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Sandra celebrated her '100 days until retirement' last night in style. ... an Oregon white blend (34% Gewurztraminer, 27% Riesling, 26% Pinot Gris, 10% Pinot Blanc and 3% Muscat) called Jezebel.  Feeling no pain at this point, we still had about 60 minutes until the movie started so we stopped in at a wine shop (Swirl & Sip) and tried several ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Imagery Estate Winery Viognier Russian River Valley 2013


    Clear, very pale yellow in the glassvery close to white. Very floral, perfumey ... that I would associate with Gewurztraminer. Sure enough, lots of white stone fruit flavor on the tip of the tongue that morphs into a melon suggestion at the back. Also, a bit of spritz on the tip of the tongue. Good acid backbone gives this wine a refreshing... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Zufrieden, has anybody ever told you that you seem to always speak in parables? ... nose wth, maybe, a hint of Gewurztraminer, stone fruit flavors--nectarine, plum--with, agian, just the slightest hint of Gewurztraminer spice.  The saving grace might be the reasonable acidity which makes it refreshing and pretty easy to drink.I subsequently had... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Gewürztraminer Kleinstein Alto Adige 2013


    Potpourri and lavender blossom on the nose with honey and red apple. Very pronounced juicy apple flavors are quite floral with a touch of tartness and bright acidity with rose petal and a jasmine tea finish. Highly floral. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Over the years, multiple varieties have made the news for one reason or another. Some, like Gewurztraminer, suffer from difficult to pronounce names. Others suffer from identity challenges. Chardonnay anyone? Still more are actually difficult to get to a bottle in once piece without the high involvement of the dedicated growers to make quality w... Read More

    From the article Challenging Wine Personalities

  • Heinz Eifel Shine Gewurztraminer Rheinhessen 2013


    Cayenne pepper, cut grass and green apple aromas. Lemon, green apple, lychee, honey, pear flavors greet the palate, continuing with tangerine and aloe. This may be a bit of an oxymoron, but for a simple wine its quite complex. Between the herbal green notes, warm citrus fruits and long tart finish with a hint of cream, its worth the experience. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Cinsault makes nice rose, but the reds I've had would make you want to ... ... ... perfumed nose like bad gewurztraminer, and lots of acid and (I thought) tannin like nebbiolo. but even less fruit, hard to extract color... just not my favorite. I've had no good luck with Lambrusco, although there's a guy who swears it's the greatest thing eve... Read More

    Forum post in the topic which are the least tannic...

  • I have just read the most illuminating post I have ever read, "which red wines are most tannic", wow guys great details and some useful info.  But I'm most interested in the least tannic red wines.Reason?I have gout and tannins play havoc on gout and while I still want to try and enjoy Red Wine, esp good red wine I can longer drink medium or hig... Read More

    Forum post in the topic which are the least tannic...

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