The word “Gewürzt” means ‘spicy’ in German. Our California Gewürztraminer is made in a very similar style as the German example. It is a distinctive “off-dry” white wine with hints of exotic spice and fruity characteristics. This medium bodied white wine is also said to have aromas with hints of lychee fruit. Don’t let the exotic description fool you though, this delicious ‘off-dry’ white has broad appeal!
Gewürztraminer is crisp, lush, and refreshing – a wonderful match with strong cheeses and fresh fruits. It is also excellent on its own or with most ethnic spicy foods such as Szechwan, Thai, Mexican, Indian, etc. The spice in the wine compliments the spice in the food while providing an excellent and refreshing way to cool down the heat.