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Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Gewurztraminer, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 3.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17.99

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Gewurztraminer, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 3.5%
Straw green color. Exotic, floral aromas and flavors of wildflowers and honey, lychee and kiwi, pickle watermelon rind, and tangerine zest with a supple, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a quick finish manifesting impressions of fruit cup, lemon cream pie, and petrol with soft, fruit tannins. A off-dry summer crusher with big lychee notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: wildflowers and honey, lychee and kiwi, pickle watermelon rind, and tangerine zest
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of fruit cup, lemon cream pie, and petrol
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Havarti, Greek Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A off-dry summer crusher with big lychee notes.

The Producer

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

The Producer
15690 S. Harlem Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
USA
1 708-633-0200 ext.108

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.