Gewürztraminer

Best known as perhaps the distinctive grape of Alsace, where Gewürztraminer can be bone dry or lusciously sweet in late harvest styles.

Origins       

  • Tyrol, Italy (slightly confusingly)

Characteristics   

  • Medium to full intensity of colour
  • Spicy backbone
  • Full bodied
  • Very floral / perfumed - lychees and roses
  • High sugar levels and therefore high alcohol levels (13 degrees plus)     

Vinification      

  • Often picked with levels of sugar but fermented dry - so can smell sweet but taste dry - the exception being Vendange Tardives and Selections de Grains Nobles in Alsace

Homeland

  • Alsace

Also to be found in   

  • North East Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Spain (in small quantities)
  • New Zealand, especially Marlborough; Oregon; and Chile (promising results there)

Our Gewürztraminer Wines…

Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2018

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Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2018

Here there's a perfect balance between the classic rose-petal aromatics, exotic fruit and...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionAlsace

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeMEY318

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Villa Wolf, Gewurztraminer, Pfalz, 2019

Off-dry (about 18 grams residual sugar), a textbook example of the grape, light, fragrant with...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginGermany

RegionPfalz

ColourWhite

ABV11.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeWOL319

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