Gewurztraminer ( sometimes referred to as Gewurz) is a pale yellow to straw-colored, aromatic , medium-full bodied varietal white wine originally from Tramin, Italy, but later, largely from Alsace, France. The Gewürztraminer grapes are pink to red in color and are high in sugar content. The different fine aromas of Gewurztraminer wine make it truly distinctive. The wine is made in floral, fruity (peach, grapefruit and apricot) and spicy (clove, nutmeg, allspice) flavors. The wine is prepared in different styles which may be dry, sweet, fortified, or sparkling and is a fondly consumed dessert wine when made from grapes that have been harvested late. Because of its strongly aromatic nature, the Gewurztraminer is paired mostly with Asian foods, pork, ham and Muenster.