Gewurztraminer

We love its unique aromas of rose petals, lychees and Turkish delight with the odd savoury note (some mention bacon); however, we know it’s not to everyone’s taste – and we’ve seen quite a few customers visibly wince when they’ve smell it. That said, this is a very special grape (even if you don’t like it!). Nothing else smells or tastes like it and we marvel how a grape can produce such a singular host of aromas and flavours. Its home is in Alsace – where arguably the best examples come from – but it has spread its wings as far afield as New Zealand. Food-wise, it’s traditionally recommended as a good partner to spicy food and indeed, we’ve had spectacular matches with quite pokey Thai curry. Some also suggest it can complement stinky cheeses such as Munster and it’s certainly worked well with cheese fondue. However, savouring it by itself gives us immense pleasure – even if others are holding their noses!

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Heritage Road 2016 Traminer Riesling 750ml

$12.52

The winery sits atop a hill in the small town of Pokolbin in the famed Hunter Valley. If it were not for the encircling mountains, cloud cover, and cool sea breezes present in the region, winemaking could be severely hampered by hot summers and freezing...

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Emandare 2015 Siegerrebe Gewuztraminer 750ml

$25.13

Winemaker's Notes: Emandare sits on a unique, south-facing hillside in the rain shadow of Mount Prevost overlooking Somenos Lake. This combination creates a unique piece of land ideal for wine growing. All of the wines from Emandare are 100% estate grown...

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Zind Humbrecht 2013 Gewurztraminer VV Indice 1 750ml

$73.83

Picked from vines planted in 1947 on alluvial gravel soils in a vineyard west of Wintzenheim, the yellow-lemon 2013 Gewürztraminer Vieilles Vignes offers classic Traminer aromas of roses, lychees and lemon fruit. Made entirely from healthy grapes...

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