Wine Talk: Go Gewurz!

27.07.2011                      25.Tammus, 5771

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Wine Talk: Go Gewurz!

Gewurztraminer may be one of the most difficult grape varieties to pronounce, but it produces the most recognizable wines.

The Traminer grape variety originated in Tramin in the Alto Adige in northern Italy. The grape itself is slightly pink in color. The word Gewurz in German means “spicy.”
Today it is grown successfully in Italy, New Zealand, Australia, California and Chile, as well as Germany and Austria.
However, it reaches greatness in Alsace, the strip of land in northeastern France, on the border with Germany.
There, it makes wines ranging from bone dry, through semi-dry, to late-harvested sweet dessert wines. The wines come in a variety of weights from light and ethereal to rich and heavy with a slightly oily texture. Usually they have a low natural acidity….