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Los Ranchos Winery

Los Ranchos Winery
2015 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.00
Best Buy
Best NM White

Los Ranchos Winery
2015 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.3%
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of lychee, nougat, and peach with an soft, fruity sweet medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A clean and smooth Gewurztraminer with lychee, mango, and melon notes.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lychee, nougat, and peach
Taste Flavor: lychee, nougat, and peach
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean and smooth Gewurztraminer with lychee, mango, and melon notes.
The Producer

Los Ranchos Winery

The Producer
6829 Fourth St, NW
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
USA
1 505-934-0665
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.