Gewürztraminer, like its relative, Riesling, thrives in cooler climates. The wines made from the Gewürztraminer (pronounced “guh-VERTZ-tra-meen-er”) grape possess acidity and a distinctive flavor palate. Depending the ripeness of the fruit at harvest, Gewürztraminer wines may exhibit restrained spice notes, or a full-fledged floral, rose-petal character. Depending upon the harvest timing, winemakers may choose to produce a dry wine that is lighter and brighter. Or, with fruit that is harvested later, Gewürztraminer wines can be rich and very full-bodied.