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Gewürztraminer

The Grape

Originating in Germany, the Gewürztraminer’s homeland lies in the foothills of the Alps. Like the Pinot Grigio, this pink grape grows really well in cooler climates. Literally translated, Gewürztraminer means “spiced Traminer” in reference to its heritage as a mutation of the Traminer family of grapes. Alsace is now the world’s largest Gewürztraminer producer, but it is also grown throughout other wine making regions in the world including Italy, Australia, and the Unites States.

The Wines

Gewürztraminer is extremely aromatic. At first whiff you will get notes of lychee and sweet rose. Depending on the structure and complexity of the Gewürztraminer, you may get red grapefruit and ginger. Full-bodied, this wine ranges from dry to quite sweet. The heightened aromatics, lower acidity and higher alcohol levels allow many Gewürztraminer to taste sweeter than they actually are.

The Occasions

If you’re playing host at an upscale event, Gewürztraminer may be your white wine choice to serve your guests. Gewürztraminer is perfect to pair with gamey meats such as game terrines, foie gras, salmon mousse, and duck l’orange. Try it with your Turkey dinner at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

 
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Varietal/Style
Region/Style
Profile

Different types of winemaking practices can affect the outcome of your wine. The chart below is a guideline for how we describe the profiles of our finished wines. Refer to tasting notes for each wine’s profile.

OAK BODY SWEETNESS
U - UNOAKED
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
H - HEAVY
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
F - FULL
D - DRY
O - OFF-DRY
S - SWEET
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En Primeur Winery Series
Riesling Gewürztraminer
Germany
U | M | O
Varietal/Style: En Primeur Winery Series
Profile: U | M | O
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Weeks 6 - 8
Varietal Riesling
Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

En Primeur Winery Series Germany Riesling Gewürztraminer

Apples, spice, and slight minerality on the nose. Flavours of citrus, floral and honey linger on the palate. Pleasant acidity to balance sweetness. A triumph.

Food Pairings

Pair with sesame chicken salad and ginger lime dressing or stuffed pork tenderloins.

Cru Select
Gewürztraminer
Germany
U | M | O
Varietal/Style: Cru Select
Profile: U | M | O
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Weeks 6
Varietal Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru Select Germany Style Gewürztraminer

Spicy notes, typical of Gewürztraminer are complimented by aromas of roses, lychees and tropical fruit. Elderflowers bring out intense fruity characteristics.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with a chicken, almond and rice stirfry or pierogies.

Cru Select
Riesling Traminer
Germany
U | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cru Select
Profile: U | M | D
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Weeks 6
Varietal Riesling
Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru Select Germany Style Riesling Traminer

The fresh, crisp flavours of Riesling combined with the exotic spiciness of Gewürztraminer produce a dry wine with immense character and a well-balanced finish.

Food Pairings

Try it with fried mackerel and cilantro sauce or pork chops and sticky rice.

Cru International
Gewürztraminer
Germany
U | M | O
Varietal/Style: Cru International
Profile: U | M | O
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Weeks 5
Varietal Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru International Germany Gewürztraminer Style

Made in the style of one of Germany’s most renowned whites, this Gewürztraminer style is balanced and crisp with bold tropical fruits on the palate.

Food Pairings

Excellent with Vietnamese-style shrimp or Thai red curry chicken.

Grand Cru
Gewürztraminer
 
U | M | D
Varietal/Style: Grand Cru
Profile: U | M | D
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Weeks 4
Varietal Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Grand Cru Gewürztraminer Style

Extremely spicy in flavour and aroma, this wine will tantalize any palate. It pairs well with all kinds of food, including spicy Asian style cuisine.

Food Pairings

Pair with butternut sqaush soup or roast chicken.