One of the finest of white grape varietals
Also called Roter traminer in Germany. Well known in Alsace, where the term also designates the appellation of wines made from this grape variety. "Traminer" is in fact the aromatic white grape variety of Tramin (Northern Italy), a term to which is added "gewürz" which means "spicy" or "aromatic". And for good reason, the rarity of its powerful and very characteristic scents reminiscent of rose or lychee is prized. Aromas that are at times even heady and intense, with a rich bouquet. Gewuztraminer is vinified as a dry white wine or as a sweet wine in vendanges tardives (late harvests), or sélection grains nobles. It is therefore not a grape variety with a high yield, which makes the resulting wines highly valued.