Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer (/ge-vūerts-trah-min-uhr/) is a red skinned grape used to make the white wine that bears its name. It is believed to originate from either Greece or middle Italy and has been planted in the Pfalz (where it is most common in Germany) since around the year 500 A.D. It characteristically makes intense gold-yellow or honey colored white wine with low acid and a full body. Its flavor profile often presents a rich bouquet of fragrant rose, exotic and citrus fruit, raisins and nutmeg. As it matures, it often develops cinnamon, clove, chestnut, honey, and candied orange. See the gewürztraminer by Weingut Nauerth-Gnägy.