Thursday, January 16, 2014

Know Your Oregon Grapes: Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer: It has grayish-pink grapes that produce wine with a golden gleam and an unmistakable bouquet of roses and lychee. This low-yielding and demanding varietal is only really convincing when harvested very ripe. The best examples come from Alsace, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and northern Italy, but it can also be found in the USA, New Zealand and other places.
Here in Oregon they are grown in these AVAs:              
One of my all time favorites is made in Elkton by Terry Bradborg. This consistently is  a fine representation of this grapes possibilities.
It was the most highly rated in a NYT tasting that you can read here.

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