Alsace, the century-long subject of disgruntlement between France and Germany, is where Gewürztraminer is at the epoch of viticulture.
One of the region's four noble grape varieties, yet often underrated, Gewürztraminer is capable of producing some of the most highly perfumed white wines.
Despite its Germanic titling, it is thought to have originated in Italy, and is now spread throughout much of the viticultural world.Read More
Alsace, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, California, Argentina and Chile.
Gewürztraminer imparts a distinctive golden hue. Usually, the wine is intensely aromatic, with a floral and peachy character. On the palate, Gewürztraminer leaves spicy notes, which are most delightful. Typical flavours are as distinctive as the bouquet, with Turkish delight, rose, lychee and even smoky bacon being amongst them.
Gewurztraminer (often written without the umlaut in Alsace), Traminer (Germany), Traminer Aromatico (Italy), Païen (Switzerland), Mala Dinka (sometimes in Bulgaria) and Rusa (sometimes in Romania).