Full Review
Brackenheim

Brackenheim
2016 Trocken, Riesling, Württemberg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22.00

Brackenheim
2016 Trocken, Riesling, Württemberg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12%
Golden straw color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of baby banana, nectarine, and pear with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a long spiced apple, almond skin, and hint of earth finish with fine, fruit tannins. A toothsome, mouthwatering riesling with bright fruit and table-friendly structure.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: baby banana, nectarine, and pear
Taste Flavor: spiced apple, almond skin, and hint of earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Sautéed Bay Scallops With A Beurre Blanc Sauce, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toothsome, mouthwatering riesling with bright fruit and table-friendly structure.
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Riesling
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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.