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Apr 09

Gewurztraminer Wine

I love drinking wine as it gives me extreme pleasure. There are different types of wine drinkers and so are the different types of wine. One of the most popular type of wine is Gewurztraminer Wine. It is a sweet German wine incurred from Gewurztraminer grapes.

In the following article i have described some of it’s characteristics and food pairing along with it’s history.

Although the wine’s name is German, it has its roots in Northern Italy. Until 16th century, the Traminer grape was grown in Italy’s Tyrollean Alps, closer to village Tramin. Tramin is located in Alto Adige region. The traminer vine mutated some centuries back, leading to a wine that is more favourable and colorful. Formally, this wine is called as Gewurztraminer d’Alsace Domaine Stoeffler, which attests to the fact that Gewurztraminer grapes are grown in French region.

Gewurztraminer grapes possess the dark pink color with shades of brown. The grape has got a very thick skin. The wine sometimes get copper, gold or peach tones, depending on when the fruit was harvested.

Gewurztraminer Wine is a very spicy and aromatic type of white wine. The wine can be prepared in a range of styles from totally dry and crisp to slightly sweet and flabby to luscious, sweet dessert wines. It is a heavy bodied wine with bouquets of many flowers such as rose and also various kinds of fruits such as mangoes peaches and lychee. It has the flavor of some spices too such as cloves and nutmeg.

Cheese is the perfect food to be served with Gewurztraminer Wine. You can serve plenty of cheese varieties such as Boursin, Roquefort, Langres (French cheese), Swiss Cheese (US) and other types of German cheese. The wine also pairs well with smoked oysters, duck or few salmon recipes. Thai, Indian and chinese cuisines are the best food to be served with Gewurztraminer Wine.

The Gewurztraminer Wine is very common throught Europe. Many states in US such as Washington and Oregon also produces Gewurztraminer.

Some of the renowned brands of Gewurztraminer Wine includes Navarro, Thomas Fogarty and Fetzer. These brands are well trusted and tastes good.

If you are really a wine lover, i would suggest you to taste Gewurztraminer Wine. You will be amazed with the balance and flavor of the wine.

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