Gewurztraminer translates to “spicy or perfumed” traminer. It is a variety of enormous and complicated history, with origins in the northern climes of Italy. It is now planted fairly widely across Europe, but in very small quantities. Its European home now is probably Alsace, but there are still reasonable plantings in northern Italy and Germany.
The variety is characterised by its pink/brown skinned berry, and its powerful aromas of lychee, musk and roses.