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Don T
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Gewerztraminer taste
Jan 10th, 2018 at 5:03am
 
I recently bought a Gewurztraminer kit, so I figured that I might need to buy a bottle and sit down with it. I was totally surprised that the bottle tasted so dry and sharp. This is a cheap bottle from California. So cheap that it has a screw off cap(not corked). Now I'm looking for a decent example of this wine, preferably European in origin. My concern is that the wine I bought wasn't a very good example, but I did dispose of it in the usual manner. Can any one recommend a good brand as an example of this wine?
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Reply #1 - Jan 10th, 2018 at 11:06pm
 
Don, there is nothing wrong with screwcaps. May I suggest looking for an example from one of the more German populated areas or checking out the larger wine retailers that might have a decent range of European wines.
Gewürztraminer can be quite dry, green/floral tasting and often a little sharp but as you prefer a sweeter wine simply make the kit as instructed and back sweeten with grape concentrate after stabilising. Wink
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Reply #2 - Jan 10th, 2018 at 11:30pm
 
Screwcaps get my vote Don, but I have a glut of cork to get through, on my keepers Smiley

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Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 1:49am
 
My favourite Gewurztraminer is  from P.J. Valckenberg Don. A couple from Salzburg recommended it. A tiny bit sweeter than the norm, glorious IMO.
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Reply #4 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 5:07am
 
PJ Valckinberg.? I'll see if I can find a bottle here in Oklahoma, USA. Thanks and thank you to [b]OB.[b] for the back sweeten advise.
    Probably have to order online to get any European made Gewurztraminer.
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Reply #5 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 5:06pm
 
I found two bottles of the Gewurz. Sutter Home (from Napa Valley, California) and Chateau Ste. Michelle (from Columbia Valley, Washington State).
    I opened the Sutter Home and found it to be surprisingly balanced and slightly sweet. I mean by that , not completely dry. Had an aromatic nose and good body. I like it !!
   My Gewruz kit arrives this afternoon. Yay!!!
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