GRAPE VARIETY: Gewürztraminer
VINEYARD LOCATION: The hills of Kurtatsch
CHARACTERISTICS: An unmistakably full-bodied, spicy white wine.
COLOR: Straw yellow to golden yellow
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: With lobster, crab, and Asian cuisine; also suitable as an aperitif and at dessert.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 11-12° C. (52-54° F.)
ABOUT THE WINE: the thirteenth century up to the early Modern Era, "Traminer" was the best known wine what is now South Tyrol. Over the course of centuries, the vines their village of origin, Tramin, have spread all over the entire world and are now known as Gewürztraminer. On the hills above Kurtatsch with a southern exposure, the highly aromatic Gewürztraminer has found its ideal habitat: chalky and clay soils! This is where a fullbodied wine is born with a powerful backbone and a highly concentrated, weighty aroma. A prominent mineral vein lends a lasting freshness to the almost oily body that is scented with roses, magnolias, and lychees.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
The "Traminer" was known in German speaking areas as far back as the 13th century. Today it ranges amongst the most popular South Tyrolean wines. As the name itself implies, the Gewürztraminer has its roots in the small village of Tramin. Steep slopes - selected by the chief winemaker himself - yield a wine, which seduces with intense fruitiness, a full body and zesty richness.
Full, harmonious and velvety taste with a clear-cut personality. Fruity fragrances melt with the spicy barrique aromas. The fine quality of this sparkling wine makes it perfect for important occasions, celebrations, and special events. Excellent either as an aperitif or served throughout the meal. Best when matched to fish and white meat dishes, but will also marry well with other even unusual preparations.
Slightly spicy cut cheese, small round punching, at least 10-week ripening period.