GEWÜRZTRAMINER – THE SEDUCTIVE SCENT OF ROSES.
Named after the Tyrolean village of Tramin, this ancient variety has been grown along the upper Rhine (in Baden, where it is also known as Clevner) and in the Pfalz for centuries. “Gewürz” literally means “spice” and alludes to the pink-skinned grape’s spicy flavor and above all, its highly perfumed bouquet that is often compared with the scent of roses. Gewürztraminer wines are rare specialties, not least because yields are variable and never very high.
Food affinities range from game pâtés, to roast poultry served with aromatic sauces or chutney, to spicy ragouts. Rich, sweet Gewürztraminer is delicious with piquant cheese, such as Münster, or rich, blue-veined cheese.