The white wine variety Gewürztraminer, which made the name of Termeno known world-wide, goes well with aromatic starters.
Gewürztraminer, also called Red or Yellow Traminer since its grapes are reddish in colour, is one of the autochthonous grape varieties in the South Tyrolean Bassa Atesina and Oltradige regions. This white wine was mentioned in South Tyrol for the first time back in the 11th century, and from there it started its triumphant worldwide success. Today, however, in Baden in Germany the grape variety is also known under the name Clevner. Gewürztraminer is particularly popular in Italy - from a total of 500 ha covered by this variety, a third can be found in the south of South Tyrol.
The vine requires a warm, sandy and loamy soil on hills and slopes, and an alpine-Mediterranean climate, which can be found along the Wine Road. The smell of the grape is enchanting, its aroma of roses is long lasting. The wine is full-bodied, has a low acidity and an intensive gold-yellow colour and the typical aroma of bitter orange and cloves. Its after-taste is slightly sweet. Gewürztraminer (literally "Spice Traminer" - the German name of Termeno is Tramin) can be served as an aperitif or dessert wine and goes well with langoustes and lobsters, aromatic starters and roast fish.
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 degrees C