Gewurztraminer
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Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer, or aromatic Traminer, is an "aromatic" grape typical peel pink, grown mainly in Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. There are various theories about its origins. According to some scholars it is originally from Termeno area, in the province of Bolzano, as the name suggests: Tramin infact is the German translation of Termeno, while "Gewurz" means spicy, fragrant. For other ampelographers it instead  instead from Alsace, while a third hypothesis would want it a native of the Rhineland. Gewurztraminer name was assigned to the  musqué variety  (dark berry pink) in the nineteenth century, and has become the official one in Alsace in 1973. The leaf is small, pentagonal, five lobes. The bunch is small, conical, winged, medium compact. The berry is medium sized, elongated, with thick, waxy, pinkish colour; the pulp has the typical aromatic taste due to rosa. This grape gives origin to a wine with remarkable consistency, ranging in colour from golden yellow to amber copper for late harvests. The bouquet is ,at first glance, a triumph of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, passion fruit, lychee) softened by rose petals, wisteria, broom, honey, anise with echoes of spicy aromas. There are plenty of white fruit and citrus notes, sometimes dried fruit notes and butter and cake in the most opulent. All the aromatic components are expressed on the palate in an elegant and velvety balance between acidity, flavor and soft parts. The main producing regions are located, as well as in Italy, France (Alsace, Rhine Valley), Austria, Germany and in some areas of the United States (California, New York, Washington).