The Emma Reichart Gewürztraminer 2020 is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive. This wine is produced by the Schåffer-Reichart Winery located in the Mosel region of Germany. As a point of reference, in New York where grocery stores are not allowed to sell wine, this wine is $11.99 in retail wine shops.
Trader Joe’s is known as Aldi Nord in Europe and is a German-based company. Both Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud have stellar reputations for providing excellent value-priced wine. As germen companies, they are very proud to showcase German-produced products. Their import wines are often terrific values.
The Wine Folly website says that Gewürztraminer is a rare grape with only 20,000 acres planted in the world, with the bulk farmed in France and the US. The Emma Reichart Gewürztraminer 2020 does not indicate where the vineyards are located but the Pfalz and the Baden regions have a long history with this grape. Gewürztraminer comprises less than 1% of the White wines of Germany.
The Emma Reichart Gewürztraminer 2020 is a medium-dry wine, meaning it is a little on the sweet side. Well-balanced acidity counters the sweet nature of some White wine and gives the wine a more nectar-sweet nature than sugar-sweet.
So, this is a rare White wine, that should be of very good quality. The alcohol content is 12.5%.
The Emma Reichart Gewürztraminer 2020 Tasting Notes
The color is a very pale butter yellow. The nose is a mild sugary candy nose, there is lemon, green apple, melon, pineapple, orange, honey, and soft spice. The Emma Reichart Gewürztraminer 2020 is sleek, silky wine, smooth with a late splash of flavor.
This Gewürztraminer tastes like lemon/lime (not sweet), a hit of spice, apricot, and spice drop candy. The mid-palate adds a hint of orange blossom honey, melon, and orange zest. This wine is on the sweet side, but it is not cloying and is rather tasty.
- The Emma Reichart Gewürztraminer 2020 is an interesting and would pair well with Spicy Thai or Chinese food and would balance pungent cheeses.
- If you are a wine journey this is one of the wines you need to sample. It may never be your go-to White wine, but tasting this wine will educate your palate and broaden your wine horizons.