In a nutshell:

  • Produces an intensely aromatic white wine with notes of exotic spices and rose petals that is often made off-dry.

Where it is primarily grown:

  • Germany
  • Alsace, France

Wine Styles:

  • Dry to sweet white wine

Fun Facts:

  • The grapes have a pink to red skin, although it produces a white wine
  • Gewürz is German for “spice”

Wine Texture:

  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Low to Medium
  • Alcohol: High
  • Sugar: Dry to sweet, but often off-dry

Flavor and aroma profile:

  • Citrus fruit: grapefruit, lychee
  • Tropical fruit: pineapple
  • Stone fruit: peach, apricot
  • Herbs/Spices: ginger, incense, allspice
  • Floral: rose petals, honey

You might like this grape if you like…:

  • Riesling
  • Muscat

Food Pairings:

  • Asian, African, Indian, Middle Eastern dishes
  • Stinky cheeses
  • Foie gras
  • Apple-based desserts

Recommendations:

Chateau Ste. Michelle – Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley, $12

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Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2016, $22

Josmeyer Gewürztraminer Alsace Cuvée des Folastries 2015, $30

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