The Pilsner has been making a comeback for at least the last five years. American […]
This wine is clean and refreshing with notes of apple, lemon, lime, and a slatey, stoney character.
Wayne Belding MS
Peter Granoff MS
Writer: Catherine Kurth Editor: Jessica Dupuy
Often overlooked in the mass market for fear of being simple and sweet, Riesling is a remarkably versatile grape, and makes some of the loveliest, most food friendly wines in the world. Germany has dramatic landscapes and as a result, makes dramatic wines. This 2012 riesling hails from a family-owned estate that is in the hands of it’s 11th generation (since 1648), and it is drinking beautifully right now.
Fear not that at the time of this writing, it is over 6 years old, it’s exquisite. Age + Riesling = Glory, after all. Exploding out of the glass with notes of lime zest, peach, honied bee pollen and cool minerals, this wine is fresh. On the palate, you’re presented with a clean, tingly acidity that makes your mouth water making it perfect for food pairing, or simply enjoying on a hot day outside in the sun. Racy without being excessively lean; this dry Riesling is ripe and vibrant, like summer fruit. Enjoy this wine with eastern cuisine, like a complexly spiced Indian curry or your favorite pad thai—you’ll thank me for the suggestion.