The Gewürztraminer (=Traminer) is one of the oldest wine grape varieties that are still common today. At the same time, it is one of the most easily recognizable aromatic varieties, its expansive, very intense scent is clearly reminiscent of roses. He polarizes, there's no doubt about it. A noisy wine, it also tends to be high in alcohol and low in acidity. Due to its high must weight, it also tends to have a certain residual sweetness, i.e. part of the natural grape sweetness remaining in the wine, since the yeasts cannot convert all the sugar into alcohol. Of course there are also dry Traminer wines.
Today, the Traminer is most widespread in Alsace, followed by the USA! It also plays a role as a specialty in the German-speaking wine-growing regions, especially of course in South Tyrol, where the origin of this interesting vine is probably in the village of Tramin.
The Savagnin from the Jura is genetically identical to the Traminer. It just tastes completely different. Has none of the stunning fragrance. Unfortunately, we don't know why that is. We are not aware of any conclusive explanation for this. The completely different development of Jura wines cannot be the sole reason. These wines are also extremely exciting and of great class.