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Europa Village

Europa Village
2016 C’est la Vie, Gewurztraminer, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

Europa Village
2016 C’est la Vie, Gewurztraminer, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .8%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of honeydew melon, lychee, and honeysuckle with a round, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, relaxed bitter almond, saffron, and arugula finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A fragrant gewurztraminer for sunny picnic fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeydew melon, lychee, and honeysuckle
Taste Flavor: bitter almond, saffron, and arugula
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fragrant gewurztraminer for sunny picnic fare.

The Producer

Europa Village

The Producer
33475 La Serena Way
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-506-1818

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.