An Introduction to Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour, which makes it a “”white wine grape”” as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties commonly referred to as “”red wine grapes””. The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with an intense bouquet of lychees. Dry versions may also have notes of rose and passion fruit. The spicy and intense character of Gewurztraminer, not to mention the slight residual sweetness, makes it an ideal match for spicy Asian cooking.


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