What is it?
Beaverdale Gewürztraminer is a premium quality wine kit which requires no added sugar (all of the sugar content is contained within the grape juice). Everything you need to make this wine is included with the kit except water. The wine can be drunk young, but unlike some 3-week wine kits, it will continue to mature if you are patient. This kit will make 1 gallon (4.5 litres) of wine which will produce around 6 bottles of delicious wine. The kit is easy to make and if you get hooked on the style, it is also available in a 5 gallon (30 bottles) version.
The Beaverdale range is very popular and is amongst the highest quality 1-gallon wine kits available on the market.
What is Gewurztraminer?
The Gewurztraminer (pronounced with a hard G) is a fruity wine of German Alsace origin with an explosive aromatic flavour. The addition of elderflowers with this kit gives it an instantly recognisable and appealing taste, which is distinctive of Rhine wines.
Gewürztraminers are usually dry or off-dry wines with a cleansing fruitiness and a classic, almost elderflower like aroma which is characteristic of the grape.
Gewurztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety that is used mainly in white wines and performs best in cooler climates. Gewurztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour which makes it a "white wine grape" as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties usually referred to as "red wine grapes". The variety has high natural sugar and is a white wine and just off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. Indeed, Gewurztraminer and lychees share the same aroma compounds. This dry Gewurztraminer has aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes. It is not uncommon to notice some spritz (fine bubbles on the inside of the glass). Its perfumed style is somewhat polarizing; fans adore its intense floral scent and sweet-spice flavours. This is a deliciously bold and satisfying New World Winter warmer wine.
- A pouch of Gewürztraminer style grape concentrate
- A sachet of dried elderflower
- A 2g sachet of yeast
- A sachet of Bentonite clearing agent
- A sachet of yeast nutrient to feed the yeast
- A sachet of wine stabiliser to end the fermenting process
- A sachets of Chitosan and Kieselsol wine finings to clear the wine
- Full instructions
What equipment do you need?
Basic 1 gallon winemaking equipment, for example, glass or plastic demijohn, bung, airlock and sterilizer. You will find these under the starter kit section of this website
When it comes to pairing with food, Gewürztraminer is a superstar. Traditionally it is served with pungent cheese, or blue cheeses such as stilton or Roquefort. It is also compatible with fragrant or spicy foods such as Thai curries or Chinese Sweet and Sour dishes.
We recommend using a Vinbrite filter to clear the wine to a professional standard.
If you can leave it a few months to mature, the wine will greatly improve
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- A favourite of mine
Crisp, dry, clears very quickly, soon ready to drink.