100% Gewürztraminer from Pfalz, Germany.
SRP of $14 and available for as low as $9. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“very fragrant like a bouquet of roses
off-dry, notes of ripe peaches, litchi
spicy cuisine, seafood, poultry, barbecue
Gewurztraminer (pronounced guh-VURTZ-trah-mean-er) is a grape that is high in natural sugar and as such typically produces relatively sweet wines (slightly sweeter than a Riesling). Thanks to its wonderful sweetness this variety is great with spicy Asian food. The grape originates from the Pfalz region in Germany which just so happens to be exactly where today’s wine comes from.
The 2013 Valckenberg Pfalz Gewurztraminer begins with a lovely aroma of orange peel, tropical fruit, pear, floral notes and a touch of spice. Tasting the off-dry wine reveals a fantastic mouthfeel, wonderfully integrated herbal notes of nutmeg and cinnamon and the perfect level of sweetness. While this wine makes for the quintessential summertime sipper I enjoyed it immensely on a day where the temps never went above zero. The wine ends with honey tinged fruit and lovely lingering baking spice notes. If you haven’t yet had a chance to try Gewurztraminer this wine is a great place to start.