|That wine that starts with a “G”. That is what customers will say to us on occasion – and of course, they are speaking of Gewürztraminer. It is a mouthful so practice your pronunciation if you are unsure. GA-VERTZ-TRA-MEENER - phonetically is a good start.
Gewürztraminer is part of a class of wines called “the aromatic whites”. Others in this class include Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. Gewürztraminer, with the exception of the Moscatos’, is probably the most aromatic of the aromatics.
The good thing about Gewürztraminer, and most of the whites with big fruit characteristic, is that they do best in cooler climate wine regions like our vineyard. Some of the best Gewürztraminer’s come from the Alsace region of France, that country’s coolest wine region, with its nose of rose petal, citrus, and spice our new 2014 Gewürztraminer is made in the Alsatian style - full bodied but dry. We recommend Gewürztraminer with spicy cuisine like Thai food and other Pacific Rim dishes.
MEDAL WINNING WINES 2016
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION
2016 TASTERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION