Country Alsace is this grapes classical home, but other cool climate New World regions are emerging that can produce high quality wines from the Alsation varieties, these include New Zealand, Tasmania, Oregon.
Style Full bodied, medium - high alcohol, medium acidity and can be anywhere from sweet to dry.
Flavours to expect - Tropical fruits ( lychee) and grapes, floral aromas are one of its characteristics.
Characteristics Intense perfume -floral aromas and tropical fruit flavours together with an over-riding spiciness. High alcohol and medium acidity is its trademark. It has a slight pink blush
Problems Low yields and difficult to produce lower alcohol levels at flavour ripeness.
Points of Note The skin of Gewurztraminer is different colours with different soils, orange in limestone/clay soils and purple in acidic gravelly soils.
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