Gewürztraminer (pronounced “geh-VAIRTZ-trah-mee-ner”) is a mouthful of a name, we know! Often called “geh-VERTS,” the skins are rose-colored with white flesh so, much like Pinot gris, the grape skins are removed from the juice so the finished wine is white, rather than red. Similar to Riesling, the Gewürztraminer varietal can be made from sweet to dry so you might want to refer to the wine’s tasting notes before making any assumptions.
This wine is known for its spicy, ginger smells, coupled with aromas akin to lychee fruit. Did you know that lychees and Gewürztraminer actually share a very similar aromatic chemistry?