Gewürztraminer "Praesulis", Markus Prackwieser Gump
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Gewürztraminer "Praesulis", Markus Prackwieser Gump - 2018

Item # 39237 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

A dry Gewürztraminer coming from chalk and quartz-driven soils. After fermentation the wine rests in bottle for 8 months before releasing. Luscious, aromatic and dry. Unoaked.

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Staff Pick Notes

Gewurztraminer is the red-headed step-child of wine varietals. It gets no love from the Sommeliers and wine geeks who act as arbiters of taste. However, in the hands a supremely talented winemaker like Markus Prackwieser it can express terroir and its varietal characteristics as well as any other international varietal, perhaps even better. Honey, flowers and spice waltz on the palate and nose. Typically, lower acid, it is a decadent treat. You'll never confuse this wine for anything else.

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Trentino-Alto Adige

Crossing the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, Trentino-Alto-Adige is in fact comprised of two autonomous regions (Trentino and Alto-Adige). The swath of land was returned to Italy after World War I, and the two regions have been lumped together in the winemaking world ever since. Alto-Adige, the northernmost half of the region, retains great pride in its Germanic heritage,...

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Alto Adige

Comprising the northern half of the oft-conjoined Trentino/Alto-Adige region of Northern Italy, Alto-Adige is in fact its own entity with its own distinct style of winemaking. Situated on the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, the two autonomous regions were returned to Italy after World War I (hence why they are often lumped together). Alto-Adige retains great pride in its Germanic...

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You won't likely forget your first "Gewürz," as they're some of the most distinctive and recognizable wines in the world. They are usually heavily perfumed with rich lychee and rose aromas. The variety is cultivated all over the world, but the best examples tend to come from Alsace: these are full-bodied wines with a golden color. The pink-skinned Gewürztraminer does best in cooler climates,...

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