Tramin Nussbaumer 2019

Few realize that Alto Adige is the spiritual home of Gewürztraminer (which translates as “spice carrier” for its spicy, exotic notes) and it has been a hallmark offering at Tramin since it was founded one hundred and twenty years ago. Today, the grapes are sourced from vineyards in Montan and Tramin, where this grape is known to produce wines of particularly high caliber.

About the Vineyard

The vineyard is located in Söll, a district of Tramin, at Altitude: 350 – 550 m above sea level. The soil is composed of calciferous gravel with loam on porphyry bedrock. The vines are 10 to 40 years old. The slopes are exposed Slope exposure: southeast 70 %, south 30 % Climate: Extreme interplay of sunny days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and cool nights marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

Tasting Notes

Aroma: a kaleidoscope of aromas: rose petals, spicy blossoms of lilies, ylang-ylang, gardenia; ripe exotic yellow fruits such as cantaloupe, mango, passion fruit, lychee, citrus zest; spicy notes of dried herbs, ginger, saffron, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg

Taste: deeply aromatic, rich in body and essences, but with fine juiciness and salty minerality increasing with age, a nearly endless finish. 

Food Pairing

Nussbaumer is a truly fascinating food companion. It pairs well with antipasti of fish or smoked foods, ripe soft cheese, white meat, swordfish or tuna; ideal with shellfish and seafood, spectacular accompaniment to spicy Asian cuisine and creative spicy/aromatic creations such as combinations with mushrooms, Swiss chard, fennel, avocado, savoy cabbage, galangal, ginger, oranges, apricots, jams and fresh herbs like tarragon, rosemary, dill, thyme, bay laurel, chervil, saffron, mint or lemongrass which offer a wild interplay of aromas. 

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Alto Adige DOC
Vineyard size
100 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Pergola/Arbor-trained Guyot
Elevation
990-1,485 feet
Vines/acre
1,400-2,400
Yield/acre
2.2 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Southeastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
1979-2004
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1992
Bottles produced of this wine
70,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Gewürztraminer
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
70 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
4 month
Size of aging container
50-240 HL
Length of aging before bottling
11 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.81
Residual sugar
7.5 g/L
Acidity
4.7 g/L
Dry extract
22.5 g/L

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