Gewürztraminer

White grape variety

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What is Gewürztraminer?

Gewürztraminer is a pink-skinned grape variety that makes highly aromatic and therefore very distinctive wines.

What does Gewürztraminer taste like?

Gewürztraminer has an unusually high concentration of terpenes: this turns it into one of the most aromatic grape varieties. The wines smell of rose petals, sometimes verging into Turkish Delight, ripe peach, honeysuckle, and lychee. Their texture is full-bodied and rounded, as Gewürztraminer easily reaches high potential alcohol levels and loses acidity quickly. Gewürztraminer is often made in off-dry, semi-sweet and sweet styles. While young Gewürztraminer can be almost overbearing in its intensity, aged Gewürztraminer is a delight.

Where is Gewürztraminer from?

Gewürztraminer is a pink-skinned, aromatic mutation of the ancient grape variety Savagnin. Savagnin itself is thought to have originated in the area that now is north-eastern France and south-western Germany.
 


Where does Gewürztraminer grow?

Most Gewürztraminer grows in the Alsace region of north-eastern France where it is something of a speciality. There also are Gewürztraminer plantings in Alto Adige, Italy, small plantings across Germany, and in eastern European wine countries of Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, and Ukraine. There are plantings in the cooler reaches of California while both Chile and New Zealand are producing fresh and compelling versions from relatively small plantings.

Famous Gewürztraminer regions:

  • Alsace, France
  • Marlborough, New Zealand

Anything else?

A myth that stubbornly refuses to die is that Gewürztraminer originated in the village of Tramin in Alto Adige, Italy

Our selection of great Gewürztraminer

- Weinbach, Alsace, France
 
- Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace, France
 
- Müller-Catoir, Pfalz, Germany
 
- Navarro, Anderson Valley, USA
 
- Te Whare Ra, Marlborough, New Zealand

Country of origin: Germany
Color: white
Body: intense
Taste: sweet
Maturity: 8 to 10 years
Price: 8 to 75 €
Serving: Fish, Venison

This grape variety is also known by the name of:

Auvernas Rouge, Blanc Brun, Christkindeltraube, Crovena Ruzica, Clevener, Clevner, Crevena Ruziva, Fränkische Traube, Fleischroth, Diseci Traminer, Gentil-duret Rouge, Gleenbraun, Fahlroter Traminer, Gewuerztraminer, Gewürzter Traminer, Fränkisch, Gelber Traminer, Dreipfenniger, Dreimannen, Dreipfennigholz, Drumin, Drumin Ljbora, Gentil Rose Aromatique, Kleinwiener, Mala Dinka, Grauer Traminer, Gris Rouge, Frencher, Livora, Gänsefuß, Livora Cervena, Kirmizi Traminer, Klaebinger, Haiden, Fermentin Rouge, Formentin Rouge, Fourmenteau Rouge, Pinat Cervena, Duret Rouge, Klaevner, Kleberoth, Nature Rose, Sandtraminer, Mirisavi Traminac, Traminac Mirisavi Crveni, Noble Rose, Ruska, Princ Cerveny, Princt Cervena, Princt Cerveny, Traminec, Traminac Sivi, Traminer Aromatico, Savagnin Rose Musque, Nuernberger Rot, Savagnin Rosa Aromatique, Savagnin Rose, Savagnin Rose Aromatique, Ryvola, Runziva, Rusa, Traminer Epice, Traminer Rot, Tromminer, Rosentraminer, St. Klauser, Rotedel, Piros Tramini, Rotclevner, Trammener, Roth Tromminer, Ruhmor, Traminer Rozovyi, Weißblank, Rousselet, Rotklaevner, Rotklevner, Traminac Crveni, Traminac Diseci, Traminac mirisavi, Weißer Traminer, Rothklauser, Rothweiner, Rothwiener, Roter Nuerberger, Roter Nuernberger, Rotklaevler, Roter Traminer, Rotfranken, Traminer Musque, Traminer Parfume, Traminer Rosa, Traminer Rose Aromatique, Tramintz, Termeno Aromatico, Tramini Piros, , Traminer

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2023 »Elite« Gewürztraminer
Weinkellerei Reh Kendermann
Germany
Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
»Elite« Gewürztraminer White Wine
88+
2022 Gewürztraminer Vulkanland Steiermark DAC Klöch Extrem
Weingut Frühwirth
Austria
Vulkanland Styria,  Styria,  Austria
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
13%
Gewürztraminer Vulkanland Steiermark DAC Klöch Extrem White Wine
94
2022 Sommerach Katzenkopf Traminer Spätlese feinherb
Weingut Zehnthof – Familie Weickert
Germany
Franconia,  Bavaria,  Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
12%
Sommerach Katzenkopf Traminer Spätlese feinherb White Wine
92+
2022 Sommerach Katzenkopf Traminer Spätlese trocken
Weingut Zehnthof – Familie Weickert
Germany
Franconia,  Bavaria,  Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
13,5%
Sommerach Katzenkopf Traminer Spätlese trocken White Wine
92+
2022 Weisenheim am Sand Burgweg Gewürztraminer trocken
Weingut Langenwalter
Germany
Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
13,5%
Weisenheim am Sand Burgweg Gewürztraminer trocken White Wine
92
2022 Gewürztraminer Auslese
Weingut Grosz
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Gewürztraminer
11,5%
Gewürztraminer Auslese Sweet and Dessert Wine
92
2022 Auratus Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC
Ritterhof Weingut-Tenuta
Italy
Alto Adige,  Italy
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
14%
Auratus Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC White Wine
92
2022 Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC
Franz Haas Winery
Italy
Alto Adige,  Italy
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
14,5%
Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC White Wine
92
2022 Kleinstein Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC
Kellerei Bozen
Italy
Alto Adige,  Italy
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
15%
Kleinstein Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC White Wine
92
2022 Gewürztraminer Auslese
NÖ Landesweingut Retz – Gut Altenberg
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Gewürztraminer
12%
Gewürztraminer Auslese Sweet and Dessert Wine
92
2022 Gewürztraminer Premium
Weingut Roland Minkowitsch
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
13,5%
Gewürztraminer Premium White Wine
92
2022 Königswinter Drachenfels Gewürztraminer trocken
Weingut Pieper
Germany
Mittelrhein,  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
13%
Königswinter Drachenfels Gewürztraminer trocken White Wine
91+
2022 »Sauvage« Gewürztraminer trocken
Weinmanufaktur Gerhard Schwarztrauber
Germany
Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
Orange Wine
Gewürztraminer
11,5%
»Sauvage« Gewürztraminer trocken Orange Wine
91
2022 Edesheim Forst Gewürztraminer trocken
Weingut Oberhofer
Germany
Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
12,5%
Edesheim Forst Gewürztraminer trocken White Wine
91
2022 Leutesdorf Gartenlay Gewürztraminer Spätlese trocken
Weingut Scheidgen
Germany
Mittelrhein,  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
12,5%
Leutesdorf Gartenlay Gewürztraminer Spätlese trocken White Wine
91
2022 Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC
Weingut Romen
Italy
Alto Adige,  Italy
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
15%
Gewürztraminer Südtirol DOC White Wine
91
2022 Traminer Aquileia DOC
Tarlao
Italy
Friuli-Venezia Giulia,  Italy
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
14%
Traminer Aquileia DOC White Wine
91
2022 Gewürztraminer feinherb
Weingut Schneiders-Moritz
Germany
Moselle,  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
White Wine
Gewürztraminer
11,5%
Gewürztraminer feinherb White Wine
90+
2022 Heuchelheim Herrenpfad Gewürztraminer
Weingut am Fürstweg
Germany
Pfalz (Palatinate),  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Gewürztraminer
11%
Heuchelheim Herrenpfad Gewürztraminer Sweet and Dessert Wine
90+
2022 Gewürztraminer Spätlese
Weingut Lamberth
Germany
Rheinhessen,  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Gewürztraminer
9%
Gewürztraminer Spätlese Sweet and Dessert Wine
90+
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