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Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

Mazza Chautauqua Cellars
2014 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.95
Best Buy

Mazza Chautauqua Cellars
2014 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Bright light white gold color. Bright, savory, fruity floral aromas and flavors of baked peach and pineapple, honeysuckle, and clover honey custard with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, snappy green apple, lemon, and lychee finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An elegant, nicely nuanced gewurztraminer.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity, savory & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: baked peach and pineapple, honeysuckle, and clover honey custard
Taste Flavor: green apple, lemon, and lychee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Brandade, Orange Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, nicely nuanced gewurztraminer.
The Producer

Robert Mazza Inc

The Producer
11815 E Lake Rd
North East, PA 16428
USA
1 814-725-8695
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.