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Chateau Vartely Traminer, Moldova

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $7   From: $3   To: $10

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Grape Variety

Traminer is a name that may be used to refer to a number of ancient European grape varieties. Historically speaking, it was used to describe the Germanic family of Traminer variants, or as a synonym for one key member of that family, Gewurztraminer. Traminer's history is long and complicated, with each of its traditional growing regions offering different names and local histories for the Traminer family.

The Traminer family is highly prone to mutation, just like the Pinot family to which it is closely related (whose most famous members include Chardonnay and Pinot Noir). Various forms of Traminer have appeared all over Europe, and later in ...more


Region
  • Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe that is separated from the western edges of the Black Sea by the Odessa province of southern Ukraine. One of several former Soviet states in this region (it lies just north of Romania and Bulgaria), Moldova gained independence from Russia in 1991, and is now officially the Republic of Moldova.

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  • 'Rest of World' is a phrase rapidly becoming less and less meaningful (and less easily definable) with each year that passes in the modern wine world. Wine is now produced in more and more regions all over the world, and production volumes in established stalwarts such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany are steadily reducing. Long-dormant vineyard zones are being revived (in Georgia, for example) and new wine-bearing terroirs are being sought out in locations as far-flung as...more


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