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:
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
New World Gewurztraminer Regions
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
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