About Traminette White Wine

About Traminette White Wine
Traminette is an hybrid grape, a cross between a French-American hybrid Joannes Seyve and Gewurztraminer. The wine is produced in several states including Illinois, Virginia, Michigan and Maryland. The wines are medium-bodied with fragrant aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and lychee; they are made both dry or with a light touch of sweetness and are meant to be consumed young and fresh. There are also a few sparkling versions produced. Pair with scallops, Thai food or Asian cuisine.

Top Picks for Traminette

White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Traminette
89 points
$20
Medium straw color. Aromas and flavors of lychee, lilac, elderflower, white peppercorn, and sliced peaches with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a polished, easy finish with nuances of lemon zest, white peppercorn, fresh dill, and honeycomb with no oak flavor. An off-dry and floral white, a perfect match for hearty lunches.
Penns Woods 2020  Traminette
89 points
$26
Yellow straw color. Aromas of peach skin, fresh lychee, jasmine, rose petal, elderflower, and ginger with a supple, lively, petillant, fruity light body and an even, interesting, brisk fresh-made paper, pear, and lychee soda finish with no oak flavor. A zesty and slightly petillant, dry yet juicy Traminette.
Bellview Winery 2019 Estate Bottled Traminette
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of gooseberry, fresh cut grass, peach preserves, honey, pink grapefruit, and custard with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, medium-long finish conveying accents of slate and kiwi with no oak flavor. A crisp, clean New Jersey white with great minerality.
Awards: 2020 Best New Jersey Hybrid White
89 points $15 Best Buy
White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Traminette
88 points
$18
Pale straw color. Aromas of fresh pears, heirloom apples, lime blossom, and candied ginger with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length ripe pineapple, apricots, banana, and passion fruit finish. A lighthearted but flavor-packed Traminette; Summer in a glass.