Full Review

Braganini

Braganini
2016 Reserve Dry, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Braganini
2016 Reserve Dry, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Medium golden straw color. Interesting aromas of honeycomb, meyer lemon cordial, celery chutney, cherry blossom, and pear fruit leather with a supple, bright, dry thin body and a graceful, brisk tinned pineapples and pears finish with a suggestion of oak. A honeyed Michigan dry Riesling with tons of pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeycomb, meyer lemon cordial, celery chutney, cherry blossom, and pear fruit leather
Taste Flavor: tinned pineapples and pears
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A honeyed Michigan dry Riesling with tons of pairing possibilities.

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.