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Castello di Porcia 2006 Traminer Aromatico

Traminer aromatico is another name for gewurztraminer. This wine is from the Friuli Venizia Guila region of Italy, in the north east corner of the boot, kind of behind the knee. According to the Oxford Companion to Wine, the grape’s origins are from a neighboring region, Alto Adige, around the village of Tramin. This grape, first noticed circa 1000 AD, was a pale comparison of the heady, perfumed gewurztraminer we know today. It also has as a parent, pinot. Tasting note after the jump. Continue reading

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