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
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
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
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