Gerwurtztraminer [geh-verts-trah-mee-ner]

Definition: A spicier version of the Traminer grape, which it has replaced for the most part.

Grown primarily in: Australia, Austria, Canada, France-Alsace, Germany, Italy-Norhern, Hungary and United States

Best Climate: Cool

Winemaking: Like riesling, this varietal can vary from dry to super sweet. Most wines are fermented and aged in stainless steel. Some see oak.

Nose: Spicy, floral, citrus, peach, nectarine, apricot.

Mouth: Light to medium body, spicy. Full-bodied when made sweet. Medium to strong acids.

Note: "Gewurz" translated from German means "spicy."

Your Guide to the Varietal Grape

Varietal Facts

Select any varietal on the list below to learn the facts!

Barbera Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay
Gamay Gamay Beaujolais
Gerwurztraminer Malbec
Merlot Nebbiolo
Petite Sirah Petite Verdot
Pinot Blanc Pinot Meunier
Pinot Noir Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc Sangiovese
Semillon Syrah
Viognier Zinfandel