Is there anything better than a cool night breeze after the sun goes down on a sweltering day? Gewürztraminer agrees. A gentle grape with a tough name most often found in Alsace, France and Germany, gewürz thrives further south in the Trentino region of Northern Italy where nighttime breezes waft down from the Alps providing relief from the heat.
Many forget that borders were fluid in European history and so great value can be found in an Italian wine made from a grape with a German name and made popular by France. The apparent incongruity allowed us to take in 2 1/2 cases of Maso Michei Gewurztraminer 2009 that normally retails at over $20 and offer it at $13. A great introduction to the peachy, litchi-y unique aromas and wonders of the gewürztraminer grape. And the perfect wine to have in your glass as you enjoy the occasional summer breeze.
Maso Michei Gewurztraminer 2009 ($13). Limited supply when it is gone, it’s gone. No case discounts apply. If we have any left on Saturday night, we’ll open a bottle so stop by!