A Few interesting Facts about Gewürztraminer
The name literally means “Spice Traminer” or “Perfumed Traminer”
The story starts with the ancient Traminer variety, a green-skinned grape that takes its name from the village of Tramin, located in South Tyrol, the German-speaking province in northern Italy. The famous ampelographer Pierre Galet thought that Traminer was identical to the green-skinned Sauvignon Blanc. Gewürztraminer and lychees share the same aroma compounds. Dry Gewürztraminers may also have aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes.
South Africa most famous one is the Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer. It has an off-dry taste, with spicy character, plus traces of Turkish delight and a zesty finish. Pairing excellent with fish pâtés, lightly spiced Asian dishes and delicious partner with fruity desserts.
With only a few days left, the new harvest will be available from early April at our cellar door.
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