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Gewürztraminer – Estate Release

Gewürztraminer – Estate Release Wine Details
Price: $19.90 per bottle

Description: Light yellow-green; complex, attractive butter, tropical, pineapple, fig, peach, dill and mineral aromas show lees, malolactic fermentation and very lightly oaked; lightly sweet, fruity, tropical, slightly candied, mineral, citric, deep flavors; soft mouthfeel, light to medium body with some richness; well balanced; faint heat in the long finish. Pleasing, complex style; very nice wine Matches with our Caesar Salad, Fettuccine Alfredo, also with pastas, pork, poultry and shellfish.

Varietal Definition
Cultivated for over a thousand years, this white-wine grape (sometimes referred to simply as Traminer) is thought to have originated in the village of Tramin (or Temeno) in Italy’s Alto Adige region. Gewürztraminer grapes are planted in Alsace, a French region between Germany and France that specializes in excellent dry Gerwürztraminer wines. They’re also cultivated in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, Czechoslovakia, and Ukraine. Because they perform better in cooler climates, Gewürztraminer grapes have not done well in many of California’s warmer growing regions. However, they thrive in cooler California areas such as Carneros, Anderson Valley, and Monterey County, as well as in parts of Oregon and Washington. The German word ‘gewürz’ means ‘spiced,’ and these wines are known for their crisp, spicy attributes. They’re highly fragrant, with flavor characteristics of litchis, roses, and spices such as cloves and nutmeg. Gewürztraminer wines are available in varying degrees of sweetness -- dry, medium-sweet, and late harvest. Because of the grape’s pinkish (sometimes yellow) pigment, Gewürztraminer wines are some of the more deeply colored of the whites, many have gold or peach tones. The distinctive color and aroma of these wines make them easily recognizable by those familiar with this varietal wine.


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