Gewürztraminer is very popular in Italy. It’s excellent to drink as an aperitif or dessert wine, it pairs well with bacon, pâté de foie gras, lobsters, timbales, but also all the raw fish dishes and appetizers in general
Gewürztraminer is a fruity and aromatic grape. It is not a coincidence that the term “gewürz” means “spice” in German and this wine is also known in Italy as Aromatic traminer. It is a white wine of a pale yellow to yellow-gold color, well-structured, more or less aromatic, and pleasantly dry, and with a particular flavor. Traminer is one of Europe’s oldest indigenous vine varieties, and genetically derived from a cross between several European varieties, such as Sauvignon, Sylvaner, Rotgipfler, green Veltliner and Chenin Blanc.
The two countries where the Gewürztraminer is cultivated are France (Alsace) and Italy, with more than 1,300 hectares, of which 44% in South Tyrol (566 ha), followed by Trentino (324 ha), Friuli (263 ha) and Veneto Regions. In South Tyrol the aromatic variety is grown and this represents today the third vine variety of this Italian region. In the production area around Tramin, the Gewürztraminer tends to be opulent with quite pronounced aromas. These wines may have high alcohol content, with fairly low acidity and a complex structure. Gewürztraminer produced in the Inn Valley, however, is more delicate and slender, with mostly floral aromas. The typical flavours of the Gewürztraminer Alto Adige include rose petal, clove, cinnamon, citrus, apricot, lychees, the acacia flowers and thyme.
Serving temperature: 11-13 ° C