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NOTES: Ginger Pineapple, Lychee Grapefruit/Pomelo, Orange/Mandarin Rose
ORIGIN: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
MAKER: Peter Zemmer
- Traminer (Gewürztraminer, Roter Traminer, Gelber Traminer)
FERMENTATION: Steel Only
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Steam crab, bamboo clam, Salted egg prawn
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Grilled lobster, pate, Bruschetta
Peter Zemmer Gewürztraminer Alto Adige DOC 2018
Grafted to slow-growing rootstock and trained on traditional wire trellises (Guyot), this 100% Gewürztraminer grows in the best vineyard zones amongst the valley floor around the centre of Cortina. The favourable location of the vineyards, ideal sunshine and well-suited climate allows the berries to develop its best character. The grapes are pressed and the stems are removed in the pneumatic tank press. A 6–8 hour cold maceration precedes pressing to enhance the fruitiness of the wine. Afterwards, the grapes are gently pressed and clarified through the natural settling of sediments. Alcoholic fermentation occurs with pure strains of yeast at a controlled temperature of 19°C.
Bright golden straw-yellow colour. Rich in body and aromatic. Spicy clove tones underly sweet muscat and aromas of white rose petals, dried flowers and ripe tropical fruits. Full mouthfeel and intense flavours of apricot, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, banana with a hint of peach, citrus and apple. A crisp attack balanced by a soft acidity, pleasant round body, intense flavours and a persistent finish of lychee, mango and passion fruit.
Delicious as an aperitif or pair it with crustaceans and fish.