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2017 Riesling, Nahe

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 2.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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BEX
2017 Riesling, Nahe

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 2.2%
Emerald straw color. Fruity aromas of ripe kiwi in vanilla creme, sweet aloe vera, underripe pineapple, caraway, and beeswax with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length star fruit, honeysuckle, and tart pear finish with no oak flavor. A mouthwatering, dry "gateway" Riesling packed with fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe kiwi in vanilla creme, sweet aloe vera, underripe pineapple, caraway, and beeswax
Taste Flavor: star fruit, honeysuckle, and tart pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouthwatering, dry "gateway" Riesling packed with fruit.

The Producer

Purple Wine Company

The Producer
PO Box 390
Graton, CA 95444
USA
1 707-938-9229

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.