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Producer: Cantina TraminGrape Varieties: 100% GewurztraminerOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Dry white with spicy fruitAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
Alto Adige is the northern, predominantly German speaking part of the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy that borders on to the Austrian Tyrol. It was ceded to Italy only after the First World War. This region is known as “Südtirol” by the German-speakers and owes its Italian name of “Alto-Adige” to the river Adige that flows through on its way to the Adriatic. The sleepy village of Termeno/Tramin is thought to be the birthplace of the Traminer white grape variety, also known as Gewurztraminer.
Cantina Tramin (Termeno), founded in 1898, has 280 member winegrowers who follow its strict directives on the cultivation of the vines and covers 230 hectares of vineyards situated on the sunny slopes at an altitude of between 250-700M above sea level. These vineyards are an integral part of the enchanting and picturesque landscape.
In 2004 Will Stűrz, the winemaker at Tramin, was nominated “Italian winemaker of the Year” by the prestigious Gambero Rosso and makes some of the best white wines in Italy. Gewurztraminer Nussbaumer once again gained the coverted “3 Bicchieri” award in the 2009 edition of the Gambero Rosso. Tramin proudly holds the “Stella”, the star awarded to a winery for achieving the prestigious “3 Bicchieri” 10 times.
Grapes: Gewurztraminer from hillside vineyards around the village of Termeno (Tramin)
Harvest: By hand Yield: 55HL per hectare
Soil: Clay and calcareous Height of vineyards: 300Mm-450M above sea level
Winemaking: The grapes were softly pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tank at 21C . No malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was left to rest in stainless steel vats until bottled.
Serve: With fish hors d’oeuvres, full flavoured white meat dishes and Oriental food.
Taste: Good spice and minerals with lycees and tropical fruits. Well structured, with good balancing acidity and a lingering finish.
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