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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Cono Sur Gewurztraminer 750ml

$10.99

Light yellow/Golden in colour, with good body and perfumed, exotic aromas indicative of Gewurztraminer. There's flowers, lychee, and pleasant texture, jasmine, peach, mango. Enjoy on its own as an aperitif, or with Asian food, turkey and sweet yams,...

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Emandare 2015 Siegerrebe Gewuztraminer 750ml

$23.39

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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Weingut Stadt Krems 2012 Krems Gelber Traminer 375ml

$30.34

In another of this year's surprises, Miesbauer sprang a 2012 Gelber Traminer on me. It seems he'd forgotten to inform me that he planted these vines seven years ago in the original Sandgrube east of town, prompted not just by this grape's distinctive...

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Joie Farm 2015 Gewurztraminer Reserve 750ml

$30.34

Winemaker’s Notes This wine is a dedicated Estate Gewürztraminer that we have bottled from the JoieFarm vineyard located on the Naramata Bench. It is a low-yielding vineyard that has been farmed sustainably with meticulous viticultural timing and...

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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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