The story of Gewurztraminer comes cloaked in mystery. We know the origins and development of most wine producing grapes, but the backstory of Gewurztraminer remains at least partly unknown. Some believe it to have mutated from the Savagnin grape that originated from the Jura region of France. Others speculate that it came from the Traminer grape due to its name which translates loosely to “Spice Traminer.”
No one, however, has ever figured out its actual origins.
Gewurztraminer’s notes often get compared to lychees, a fruit native to China, Vietnam, and India. They have a floral aroma and taste that some have likened to pears. This gives it a relatively exotic flavour with elements of sweetness, even in dry versions. Other common descriptors are rose, musk, blossom and passionfruit. The wines tend to be off-dry, with any residual sugars being amplified by the wines naturally very aromatic profile
Because of its off-dry style, it is a wine that matches very well to some spicy Asian cuisines, the sugars being a natural antidote to the chilli heat and intensity of flavour. It can also be paired with a range of cheeses.
At Veno, we love the stories that wines tell. Gewurztraminer’s origin mystery and notes that hint at exotic tastes and aromas are motivation enough for a connoisseur to buy Gewurztraminer. We love to share our passion and knowledge of all phases of wine making. Please reach out today if you have questions or wish to place an order. Veno makes buying Gewurztraminer wine online or in person as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
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