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Damiani Wine Cellars

Damiani Wine Cellars
2019 Rebel, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18

Damiani Wine Cellars
2019 Rebel, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Light gold color. Pungent aromas and flavors of pickled garlic, shallots, dill, and pickling spices with a lean, shy, bone-dry thin body and a sleek, quick finish with no oak flavor. An unexpectedly savory, pickley Gewurztraminer for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory
Aroma Aroma: pickled garlic, shallots, dill, and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: pickled garlic, shallots, dill, and pickling spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An unexpectedly savory, pickley Gewurztraminer for the table.

The Producer

Damiani Wine Cellars

The Producer
4704 Rte 414
Burdett, NY 14818
USA
1 607-546-5557

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.