Getting back to its roots
The first noted presence of gewürztraminer was around 1000AD, in the Italian Tirol, where the Traminer grape was cultivated.
In the pink
Although in the vast majority of gewürztraminer is white, both red and rose versions are made from the same grape family. These include Traminer Musque and Traminer Aromatico.
Highs and Lows
Low-acid/high alcohol can be the result of a badly made gewurztraminer, with some hitting a high 14 percent or so on the alcohol register.
Gewurtztraminer is one of the varieties that can be identified by connoisseurs by its colour alone, because of its slightly peachy glow and lovely mid-gold colouring.
This article was published on 1st August 2011 so certain details may not be up to date.