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Casa Larga

Casa Larga
2016 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 2.3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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Casa Larga
2016 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 2.3%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey drizzled pears, lemon soufflé, winter clementines, and nougat with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, easy finish conveying impressions of lime blossom and wet minerals with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp and bright riesling.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honey drizzled pears, lemon soufflé, winter clementines, and nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of lime blossom and wet minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Poached Scallops With Chorizo Butter, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and bright riesling.

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.