Try a Gewürztraminer wine if you like Butter Chicken!

 

Overview of Gewürztraminer Wine

Can be dry or medium sweet with full body, higher alcohol and very low acidity. Dominant flavours of roses and lychee.

 

Why we like the Gewürztraminer varietal, grape and wine

  • Drinking Gewürztraminer with Indian food is the ultimate food & wine pairing experience!
  • It’s really aromatic and fruity, but doesn’t have to be sweet.

 


How to pronounce Gewürztraminer:

ga-VERTZ-trah-MEEN-er


 

Flavours and aromas of Gewürztraminer wines

  • Fruit: Tropical Fruit, Stone Fruit, Lychee, Passion Fruit
  • Floral: Floral, Rose
  • Spice: Ginger, Honey
  • Earth: Nut

 

Foods that go well with Gewürztraminer wine – varietal pairings

  • Cheese (Alsatian, Boursin, Munster)
  • Fruit salad
  • Indian food, esp curry dishes
  • spicy dishes
  • white meat and fish

 

Where are Gewurztraminer grapes grown?

Old World Gewürztraminer Regions

  • Alsace, France
  • Germany

New World Gewurztraminer Regions

  • Australia
  • USA
  • Canada

 

Interesting facts about Gewürztraminer wine

Here’s where the name comes from… The grape originate in Tramino, Italy. By adding “er” on the end of the word it becomes the grape “of” Tramino. Thought to be a spicy grape, Gewürz actually means spice, herb or perfume. So it’s the spicy grape of Tramino.
 

Other names for the Gewürztraminer varietal include

Gewurztraminer (in France without the trema), Clevener, Klaevner, Sauvagnin

 

Our favourite finds for Gewürztraminer wine

50th Parallel Estate 2016 Gewürztraminer

Domaine Zinck Grand Cru Goldert 2012 Gewurztraminer

 

Dig Deeper: Learn More About Gewurztraminer

Like Gewürztraminer? Try A Similar Grape Variety: Torrontés.