MILVUS-PARUS 15 -GEWUERTZTRAMINER + RIESLING 2015
Milvus is a white, dry, double varietal wine grown in the Barycz Valley region.
Varietal: Gewuertztraminer 85% Riesling 15%
Capacity: 0,75 L
Vineyard: Winnica de Sas, 56-320 Krośnice, Czeszyce 9
Riesling is a white grape variety (Vitis Vinifera) which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet (i.e.through evaporation caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea – “noble rot”), ice wines, and sparkling white wines. Riesling is a variety which is highly “terroir-expressive”, meaning that the character of Riesling wines is greatly influenced by the wine’s place of origin. It is most often vinified as a single varietal wine, leaving out the process of aging in oak barriques. In terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the “top three” white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. Most widely grown in Germany, France (Alsace), Austria, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.
Riesling wines are often consumed when young, however, Riesling’s naturally high acidity and range of flavours make it suitable for extended aging ( 5- 15 years for dry wines and up to 30 years for sweet wines). Upon aging certain Riesling wines reveal a striking petrol note.
Riesling is a versatile wine for pairing with food, because of its balance of sugar and acidity.
Gewürztraminer, called in short GT, is a white grape variety (Vitis Vinifera) with characteristic pinkish-grey skin. Deep in color and very aromatic. The characteristic aromas are: lychee, rose petals, cinnamon. It is one of the most recognizable species.
While Gewürz = herbs, spices, the German name Gewürztraminer literally means “Spice Traminer” or “Perfumed Traminer”. Subtle when it comes to acidity, it is moderately high in natural sugar. Grown rather in cool climates, cultivated mainly in France (Alsace) and Germany, but also in Italy, Austria, the USA, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
The production of wines from this varietal gives a spectrum of possible types of vinification: semi-dry, sweet, single-varietal, off dried, often combined with Riesling creating so called GTR.
Gewürztraminer is good for pairing with simple fish meals, chicken stew with herbs and herb sauces, goes well with sweets, cookies, and ice creams and makes a perfect match for mould ripened cheeses. It can also be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif.
|Milvus-Parus||Serving temperature °C||Food match|
|White, dry wine||16-18||Fish, desserts|