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Danenberger Family Vineyards

Danenberger Family Vineyards
2015 AuraAria AngelMoon, Gewurztraminer, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: 1.5%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$22

Danenberger Family Vineyards
2015 AuraAria AngelMoon, Gewurztraminer, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: 1.5%
Minutely hazy yellow straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dried apricot and pit, spicy carrot cake, and flower patch earth with a supple, flat, fruity medium body and a tingling, short finish evoking notes of mealy apple, peach skin, and limestone. A funky, earthy gewurztraminer for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Funky
Aroma Aroma: dried apricot and pit, spicy carrot cake, and flower patch earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mealy apple, peach skin, and limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Trout, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, earthy gewurztraminer for the table.

The Producer

Danenberger Family Vineyards

The Producer
12341 Irish Rd
New Berlin, IL 62670
USA
1 217-488-6321

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.