Today’s grape is Gewurztraminer. Pronounced guh vertz tra meaner, it comes from the German word meaning spice. And by spice, think baking spaice. Other aromas are passionfruit and white flowers. Why try this instead of sticking with Moscato?? Because this has an amazing aroma and flamboyant flavors of lychee. Don’t know what lychee is…even better, just try it LOL! The Gewurz grape also naturally produces high levels of sugar so there is your sweetness, and it’s balanced with a little bit of spice. Thus making it perfect for pairing with Asian or Thai food. You may also notice a bit of spritz in the glass…that’s high acid. Don’t worry, that’s a good thing.
Best regions for Gewurz are Alsace, France and Germany.
Now put the Barefoot down and go find a bottle of Gewurztraminer!!