Cantina Tramin 2016 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 'Terminum' Half Bottles

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Tramin is home to the best Gewürztraminers in Italy, most famously for their Epokale, a late harvest wine which took the wine world by storm when it got 100 points from the Wine Advocate for is debut vintage. This wine is their fully sweet version made from grapes affected by noble rot, making it super-rich and intense. Deep golden in colour with a nose of rose water and lychee with supporting notes of barley sugar and dried apricot. No doubt, it is very intense and concentrated but it has a pulse of electricity running through it which makes it crystalline and fresh on the palate.

The Wine Region

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Alto Adige

Alto Adige along with Friuli could be considered as the source of Italy’s greatest white wines. The region is bilingual with road signs and town names having both Italian and German versions and was the last region to join unified Italy in 1919, having previously been part of the Austria-Hungary Empire. The climate is influence by the Alps with vineyards planted on the steep hillsides of the Adige Valley. The varieties planted here are a mix of internationals such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc alongside the local specialities, but our preference at Noble Grape is for the latter such as Pinot Bianco, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Schiava, etc.

We are delighted to present the wines from two wineries, Nals Margreid and Tramin, each having their own specialities. The former is renowned for their Pinot Biancos and can boast the region's best example from this variety, Sirmian. Tramin is, among other things, a specialist in Gewürztraminer. You may be forgiven for thinking that Alsace is the spiritual home of this variety, but we would canvass that it is in fact, here, in Alto Adige, that a more convincing claim could be made since the variety is named after the town of Tramin.

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