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Jun 12, 2007 10:15 PM

Dry Gewurztraminer

I had a bottle of Hugg 2005 Gewurztraminer tonight with my wife. It wasn't *bad*, but I had been led to expect bone-dry Gewurztraminers from Alsatian vintners, and this wine... well, it was not dry. Again, it's not the wine tasted *bad*, but it wasn't dry, and it didn't really go with the spicy stir-fry we had for dinner. As my wife put it, it'd be great by itself as an apertif -- but not with spicy food.

Any suggestions for a dry Gewurztraminer? I had one, once, and it was GREAT. But I can't seem to track down another to save my life!

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Inexpensive category my favorite is the Trimbach. Dry. Should be findable under $20.

    Most of the best Gewuztraminers have at least a little residual sugar (even the "dry" Zind-Humbrechts are not perfectly dry). But they have enough acidity in them to work well with the slight sweetness and are often excellent food wines...

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    1. re: whiner

      All my friends and I adore the Trimbach. Bev & More sells it for about $17.

    2. Cesconi Traminer Aromatico from the Trentino region of Italy. Wonderful aromatics and bone dry.

        1. Chateau Thomas Winery makes a superb one! I'm drinking it now for the second time. They have a website and are based out of Indiana.