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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2014 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Dr. Konstantin Frank
2014 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Bright straw color. Bright, fruity, tropical floral aromas of lychee, golden pineapple, mango, and lemongrass with a creamy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, complex, long lychee, champagne mango, creek stone minerality, and yuzu finish with no tannins and no oak. The nose unfolds with layers of lychee, mango, lemongrass, saltwater toffee and creek stones that mirror on the opulent palate, flowing and layered with a long, complex, balanced finish that keeps going and going with lychee/mango/lemongrass.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Spicy, complex & fruity
Aroma Aroma: lychee, golden pineapple, mango, and lemongrass
Taste Flavor: lychee, champagne mango, creek stone minerality, and yuzu
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Tea Smoked Duck, Aged Goat Cheese with Dried Fruit and Nuts, Chicken Fajitas
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The Producer

Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

The Producer
9749 Middle Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4884
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.