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Braganini

Braganini
2016 Mountain Road Estate Bottled Reserve, Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Braganini
2016 Mountain Road Estate Bottled Reserve, Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Clear emerald straw color. Aromas of beeswax candles, pressed flowers, dulce de membrillo, and ripe papaya with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree ripe apples and pineapple finish with no oak. A lovely dry Riesling that highlights an oft-overlooked wine region.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: beeswax candles, pressed flowers, dulce de membrillo, and ripe papaya
Taste Flavor: ripe apples and pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish Steaks, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely dry Riesling that highlights an oft-overlooked wine region.

The Producer

St. Julian Wine Co. Inc.

The Producer
716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
USA
1 269-657-5568

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.