The name of the variety "Gewürztraminer" most likely originates from the Alto Adige winegrowing village of Tramin. “Traminer” was a term known throughout the entire German-speaking world as early as the thirteenth century. Today it is one of Alto Adige’s most popular wines. Its spectrum of scents, with notes of rose petals, cloves, lychees, and other tropical fruits, makes Gewürztraminer the absolute embodiment of an aromatic wine variety. With its intense color, comparatively high alcohol content, and luxuriant texture, Gewürztraminer is the epitome of a meditation wine.
Area under cultivation:
Primarily in Bassa Atesina, Oltradige and Adige Valley
On warm terraced slopes up to 600 meters (2,000 feet) above sea level, preferably on loamy soils rich in lime
10-12 °C (50-54° F.)
when dry: as an aperitif, with Asian dishes, or shellfish; with residual sugar: with foie gras and pâtés: as a dessert wine: with cheese and desserts