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Glenora

Glenora
2014 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Glenora
2014 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .9%
Emerald straw color. Bright, floral aromas of peony, lychee, and nougat with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long spiced apple, marinated nectarines, and minerals finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. An elegant and intricate gewurztraminer with lots of appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity, spicy & complex & savory
Aroma Aroma: peony, lychee, and nougat
Taste Flavor: spiced apple, marinated nectarines, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters Rockefeller, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant and intricate gewurztraminer with lots of appeal.

The Producer

Glenora Wine Cellars

The Producer
5435 Rte 14
Dundee, NY 14837
USA
1 607-243-5511

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.