Gelber Traminer

Like the "Burgunder"-family of grapes, the Traminer clan is also fond of mutation. According to France's Institute National des Appellations d'Origine, there are three clearly differentiated types: Roter Traminer, Gelber Traminer and Gewurztraminer. The first two are differentiated by the color of the berry, either red or yellow--with the rare and dwindling Gelber--yellow--Traminer with its yellow-green berries showing less prominent aromatic characteristics than the other two. The Yellow Traminer has yellow-like colored berries and gives flavors of honey and flowers.