Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer has the dubious distinction of being the easiest variety to recognise and the most difficult to spell. The grapes have a distinct pinkish edge to their skins and produce white wines with a strong floral aroma and a hint of a lychee nut flavour. It is often regarded as being similar in style to Riesling. Its "home" is Germany and Alsace, but  is now grown in as many countries in the new world as in Europe. It does well in the cool coastal regions of the western USA, in Australia and in New Zealand.