Traminer was a familiar wine in German-speaking areas as far back as the 13th century. Today this aromatic wine is one of the most popular in Alto Adige. As the name indicates, the Gewürztraminer originates from the Alto Adige village of Termeno (Tramin in German). The grapes, which are harvested from selected sites, produce a wine that is intensely fruity and full-flavored with a zesty opulence.
Grape variety: Gewürztraminer
Cultivating area: Steep slopes around Bolzano; 400-600m a.s.l. (1310-1970 ft)
Harvest date: End of September to beginning of October
Vinification: Brief cold maceration, gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maturation in stainless steel to keep the wine juvenile and fresh.
Color: Straw yellow, golden hues
Aroma: Highly aromatic; scent of roses. Fruity notes of lychee, grapefruit and lime. Hints of orange and clove
Flavor: Full-bodied, complex and smooth. With a nice aromatic touch and lively acidity.
Food pairing: Serve with seafood or typical sweet and sour dishes of the Asian cuisine. It pairs splendidly with young or medium-aged cheeses.