Overview of Gewürztraminer wine

Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Gewurztraminer.

april 12 2011

Overview of Gewurztraminer wine
When I was growing up, my parents were interested enough in wine to drink a little on special occasions and at dinner out, and to collect a few books on the subject. One of my favorites was a 1982 edition of Michael Broadbent’s Pocket Guide to Wine Tasting, first published in London in 1968. I used to glance at it as a teenager, and found it great, if rather snooty, fun. I’m sure the author did not mean to be snooty. It’s just that all those pages of up-close photographs of wine meniscuses (meniscii?), and careful descriptions of color gradations from ruby to red to blackberry to plum, and what they all mean, seemed exactly what it would not help you to have in your pocket at your next wine tasting. They would help deeply experienced professionals, perhaps. My favorite page in the book was the reproduced, handwritten facsimile of real tasting notes from “October 22, 1981, David Peppercorn’s 50th birthday dinner, London W.1,” complete with guest list. (Fascinating. Who was Serena?) The party flowed with fabulous wines, ending with a ’31 Quinta do Noval, “the Everest of Vintage Port.” I’m glad.
Anyway, early in this thin, very closely-printed book, Broadbent provides a list of the major wine making grapes, from the ordinary to the superb, says flatly that only four even of the noble varieties are absolutely the leading noble varieties – cabernet (sauvignon), riesling, pinot (noir), and chardonnay – and then simply places an asterisk beside each other noble variety as he runs through all on the next several pages. Blink and you might miss chenin blanc’s asterisk. Chasselas, directly above, doesn’t get one. (“Neutral and prolific vine. White.”)

He also gives an asterisk to gewurztraminer, or did in 1968. That makes it noble. Other authors do not agree. Karen MacNeil, in The Wine Bible (1998), does not. Jancis Robinson, in How To Taste (2000), says only that the grape is considered noble in its home, Alsace, though “rather tiring” even there. Why tiring? Why not noble without disputes and silences?

A grape is noble if it creates excellent wine practically anywhere, even moreso if it creates wine capable of bottle-aging. It would seem we have a problem with gewurztraminer, on both counts. The grape thrives in only a few cool but sunny and dry climates, which lets out very large parts of the wine world as potential producers of fine bottles of it. Alsace, in eastern France, is its preferred place, New Zealand a good second best. Even Alsace’s examples of gewurztraminer

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