Also Known As: Traminer, Tramini, Rousselet, Gewurtz or Gavurtz
Gewurztraminer is the most typical Alsatian wine. Gewûrz means "spicy" in german. It is the main characteristic of the Gewurztraminer. Traminer means "coming from Tramin", a small city in south Tyrol of Austria where the grape is coming from.
The wine is delicious, fruity and with strong aromas, a very perfumed and flowery bouquet. Gewurztraminer is sweeter than Riesling, which is a dry wine.
Thick and rich wine, which can age, Gewurztraminer is better with sauerkraut, sausages and the Alsatian cheese Munster, curry seasoned dishes, chinese and mexican cooking and other spiced dishes. A Gewurztraminer can even be served as a dessert wine.
For the Grape: Gewurztraminer... it always provide a very aromatic full-body white wine
Age: Usually the best for 5 - 10 years
Gewurztraminer and Food: best with Aperitif, Foie Gras, Spicy dishes & Asiatic food
Gewurztraminer and Cheese: best with Munster ( I highly recommended), Roquefort, Langres, Maroilles & Pont l'Eveque
Location: grown predominantly in France, Germany, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, where the climate leans to the cooler side and the flavors have an opportunity to concentrate.