2018 Traminette

SKU: WTR-00001
$18.95Price

A delightful floral nose sets up this crisp and refreshing off-dry wine featuring flavors of grapefruit and pineapple. The acidity is balanced with a natural residual fruit sugar reminiscent of the German Spatlese.c All AmRhein's wines are made from 100% estate grown grapes cultivated in our three vineyard locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia since 1995.

 

Traminette is a hybrid grape created by crossing Gewurztraminer with a North American grape creating a grape with similar qualities to Gewurztraminer but with better disease resistance and cold hardiness.  That is why we can grow it here in our original estate vineyard with the highest elevation of our three vineyards.  Unfortunately, the bears like it as well, and wiped out our entire crop last year from the vineyard here on the property.  Fortunately, we planted another acre 4 years ago in our Franklin County Vineyard and got our 1st crop last year.  If you’ve had our previous Traminettes, you will notice lower acid levels and it will seem sweeter, even though it has the same 2% residual sugar.  You will get the classic Traminette floral nose with lots of juicy pineapple on the palette and a bright lingering finish.  This wine pairs beautifully with Thai cuisine and other spicy dishes.

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