Full Review
Alba

Alba
2013 Gewurztraminer, Warren Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.99
'2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Alba
2013 Gewurztraminer, Warren Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Golden straw color. Floral, tropical spicy aromas of magnolia, lychee, pink guava, and curry with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, intricate, medium-long magnolia, lychee, curried pineapple, and yellow pear skin finish with no tannins and no oak. Ripe and exotic with magnolia blossoms intermingling with lychee, fragrant pink guava and white flowers with a tart finish that centers on the wines floral qualities.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: magnolia, lychee, pink guava, and curry
Taste Flavor: magnolia, lychee, curried pineapple, and yellow pear skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Ripe and exotic with magnolia blossoms intermingling with lychee, fragrant pink guava and white flowers with a tart finish that centers on the wines floral qualities.
The Producer

Chelsea Forge Vintners LLC

The Producer
269 Route 627
Milford, NJ 08848
USA
1 908-995-7800
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.