Ep 021 – Gewürztraminer, Perfumed Traminer 1


This week we discussed the highly aromatic wine, Gewürztraminer!

  • Historical origin of the Gewürztraminer grape
  • Grape growing and wine-making
  • Alsace, France and it’s important to Gewürztraminer
  • Alsace terroir and it’s importance to Gewürztraminer wine
  • Alsace wine classifications
  • Gewürztraminer aromas and flavors
  • Food pairings


Wine Recommendations:

Anne de K Alsace Vogelgarten Gewurztraminer 2013

  • Lychee on the nose with flavors of grapefruit and tropical fruit.
  • Medium body and medium+ acidity
  • Priced around $20

Geil Auslese Gewürztraminer 2014

  • German
  • Semi-sweet.
  • Nose of minerals, slate and apple.
  • Beautiful flavors of apricot, raisins, honey and peach.
  • So good with spicy food!
  • AUSLESE (Select Harvest)- Fully ripe bunches; harvested selectively (diseased or unripe berries are discarded)
  • Priced around $15

Fetzer Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer 2014

  • Monterey county California North Coast,
  • semi-Sweet
  • Intoxicating nose of honey, lemon and minerals.
  • Flavors of honey, peach, apricots, lemon.
  • Well balance between sweetness and acidity.
  • Pairs well with spicy food or your favor blue cheese.
  • Priced around $9





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