Fairly golden-yellow in color with tropical aromas of pineapple, mango and honeysuckle. This is a fruit-forward wine with flavors of mango, ripe pear, and baking spices, which match perfectly with the cinnamon in the couscous. Dry, with plenty of acidity and minerals, this Alsatian wine is the right choice for fried foods like calamari, and the lush fruits soften the mild spicy flavors in Greg’s take on Jeff Koehler’s terrific recipe.
Gewurztraminer can be a fairly tricky wine for food pairing. It’s great with aromatically spicy foods such as Indian, Middle Eastern, and some Thai and Vietnamese foods, but does not work with overtly spicy, peppery foods. In addition to aromatic foods, Gewurztraminer is a natural pairing with savory dishes containing fruits found in salsas and chutneys. The best Gewurztraminers, in my opinion, hale from the Alsace. They tend to be fuller, richer and more complex.
Pairs With Sup! Loves Cookbooks: Rice Pasta Couscous
Also pairs well with sian foods, many cheeses, curries, duck and goose, foie gras, fruit, pork, poultry, sausage, smoked foods, spices.
- Category White Wine
- Varietal Gewurztraminer
- Region Alsace France