Gewürztraminer

Description: One of most aromatic and easy recognizable wine varietals, can be made into an excellent desert wine. 

Origin: Alsace

Requirements: Cool climate with sunshine during the day. Calcareous soils relatively dry and exposed.

Valleys: Mainly grown in the Casablanca valley, foggy mornings which clear and the temperature increases.

Tasting notes: 

Colour: From light to dark golden yellow with a copper tone, depending upon the fruit ripeness.

Aromas: Typically lychee, rose petal, Turkish delight and perfume.

Palate: Marked by its full texture, low acidity, fleshy fruit (mango, peach and apricot) and spicy tones.

Pairing: The dry aromatic flavours of Gewürztraminer are a great accompaniment to: 

  • Asian foods of all kinds
  • poultry
  • Spicy foods
  • Shell fish
  • Fruity creamy desserts

Wine Source suggests:

Thai green curry

Crab salad with ginger and orange peel

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