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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
Cantina Tramin was founded in 1898 and has 310 member winegrowers who follow its strict directives on the cultivation of the vines. The vineyards are an integral part of the enchanting and picturesque landscape of the Alto-Adige region of Northern Italy and cover 260 hectares situated on the sunny slopes of the region at altitudes ranging from 250 to 850 metres above sea level. In 2011, Cantina Tramin gained the "Double Stella" award. This is given to a winery for achieving the prestigious "3 Bicchieri" 20 times and is awarded by the Gambero Rosso.
This region 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 or Tramin is thought to be the birthplace of the Traminer white grape variety, also known as Gewurztraminer. The vineyards are made up of clay soils, known for their cooling properties for the vines.
The grapes were softly pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 21°C . No malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was then left to rest in stainless steel vats until bottled.
An intense and complex nose, with aromas of tropical fruit, honey, notes of spice and a layer of minerality, all complemented by a hint of smoke. Full bodied, with good structured, balancing acidity and a deliciously long finish. A beautiful almost off-dry wine.
A delight with fish hors d'oeuvres served in creamy sauces, full flavoured white meat dishes and spicy Oriental cuisine.
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