Great Wines in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn Traminette

Great Wines in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn Traminette

Great Wines in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn Traminette

Beechwood Inn Private Label Traminette

Traminette wine is back at Beechwood Inn after being absent for several years. For a number of years we sourced Traminette, then it disappeared. Habersham Winery is now growing this grape.

Traminette is a white hybrid grape with a famous parent. It is a cross between the French/American hybrid, Joannes Seyve 23.416 and the Vitis vinifera grape, Gewürztraminer. It is hardier than its German/Alsatian parent while still maintaining the signature spicy and floral characteristics that make Gewürztraminer an international favorite. Traminette is a quality hybrid and is used in wine production across the Mid-Atlantic, South and Midwestern United States.

Tasting Notes

In the glass, Traminette has many of the same signature spice and floral, orange blossom, and jasmine aromas of Gewürztraminer. This is due to the great number of monoterpenes present on this variety of grape. Monoterpenes contribute to floral or citrus sensory characters. Monoterpenes are also highly valued in the fragrance and flavor industry. On the palate, the wine expresses flavors of apple, apricot, lychee, citrus, ginger and honey. Traminette wine should be consumed young, no more than a couple years old.

Traminette Food Pairings

It is a versatile pairing wine and depending on the level of sweetness in the wine can pair with mild to spicier dishes. A dry single varietal Traminette can accompany richer foods such as roasted meats and portobello mushrooms. It can also go with a light summer salad, dry cheeses like gruyere, or seafood such as oysters. Sweeter styles of the wine will go well with Spicy Asian foods.

Great Wines in North Georgia – Beechwood Inn Traminette

Beechwood Inn has its own wines as well as a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Wine Cellar https://www.winespectator.com/restaurants/1157/beechwood-inn 

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