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Atwater

Atwater
2012 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

Atwater
2012 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .4%
Straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of thyme crusted cheese and chicken jus with a supple, dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length kiwi, underripe gooseberry, and bitter lemon soda finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A savory Gewurztraminer for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: thyme crusted cheese and chicken jus
Taste Flavor: kiwi, underripe gooseberry, and bitter lemon soda
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Schnitzel, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory Gewurztraminer for the table.

The Producer

Atwater Estate Vineyards

The Producer
5055 Rte 414
Burdett, NY 14818
USA
1 607-546-8463

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.