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Abarbanel

Abarbanel
2015 Lemminade, Gewurztraminer, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%
Kosher
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21.00

Abarbanel
2015 Lemminade, Gewurztraminer, Alsace

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%
Straw green color. Fruity, floral, earthy aromas and flavors of lychee, honeysuckle and geranium patch, and clementine with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long apple and pear and hint of potpourri finish with fine, dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp, lightly floral and earthy gewurztraminer that pair nicely.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lychee, honeysuckle and geranium patch, and clementine
Taste Flavor: apple and pear and hint of potpourri
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Butter Chicken, Catfish Pad Ped, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, lightly floral and earthy gewurztraminer that pair nicely.
The Importer

Abarbanel Associates

The Importer
7100 West Camino Real, Suite 302-2
Boca Raton, FL 33433
USA
1 516-860-7440
Gewurztraminer
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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape are easy to recognize thanks to their unmistakable perfumes of lychee, yellow roses, grapefruit and ginger. In fact, it has been documented that Gewurztraminer is among the easiest varieties to recognize simply from its aromas.

While Gewurztraminer is produced in several countries, including the United States, Chile and New Zealand, is is only made into an accomplished wine in two regions: Alsace in northeastern France and Alto Adige in northeastern Italy. In fact, the town of Tramin in Alto Adige lends its name to the grape; as the word gewurz means "spicy" in German (one of the official languages in this territory), Gewurztraminer is the "spicy one from Tramin."

The dry versions from these regions are rich and spicy and should be consumed within 5-7 years of the vintage date (the Alsatian examples tend to age longer); pair them with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine or a specialty dish such as Quiche Lorraine. Sweeter versions are made in both regions; the vendange tardives and grains nobles Gewurztraminers from Alsace can age for two or three decades and are excellent on heir own or with blue cheese or foie gras.