Gewürztraminer (in German, Spice Traminer) is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. Gewürztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour. The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. Dry Gewürztraminers may also have aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes.
These are tasting notes from three of our Gewürztraminers.
“Aromatic and spicy - quince and roses - with a lovely minerality coming through.”
“A beautiful floral nose, packed with rose petals and also spice and cloves. Medium bodied, dry, very flavoursome.”
“In the nose the Gewürztraminer shows ripe peaches, blood orange and somehow evokes the scent of rose petals. In the mouth a subtle rosewood flavour and a distinctive lychee note.”
All absolutely beautiful and allow you to try wines from Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
The origins of Gewürztraminer seem to be found in the Alto Adige region of Italy and focus, unsurprisingly, on the village of Tramin in the Tyrollean Alps.
Gewürztraminer is thought to be an aromatic mutation of Savagnin Rosé (or Roter Traminer).