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Treleaven

Treleaven
2013 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
Best Buy
'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Treleaven
2013 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Bright light gold color. Fruity aromas of lychees, ruby grapefruit, rose water - petals, and gravel - volcanic dust with a slightly chewy, racy, dry body and a warming, complex, breezy finish with earthy tannins and no oak. Textbook in your face gewurz that doesn’t overwhelm your palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lychees, ruby grapefruit, rose water - petals, and gravel - volcanic dust
Taste Flavor: warming, complex, breezy
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Fish Tacos, Acorn Squash Soup, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Textbook in face gewurz that doesn't overwhelm your palate.

The Producer

King Ferry Winery

The Producer
658 Lake Rd
King Ferry, NY 13081
USA
1 315-364-5100

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.