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Casa Larga

Casa Larga
2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99

Casa Larga
2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .6%
Pale emerald straw color. Aromas of summer georgia peach and petrol with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, cheery underripe pear and meyer lemon juice finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An ethereal Finger Lakes riesling for light suppers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: summer Georgia peach and petrol
Taste Flavor: underripe pear and meyer lemon juice
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An ethereal Finger Lakes riesling for light suppers.

The Producer

Casa Larga Vineyards

The Producer
2287 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
USA
1 585-223-4210

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.