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Casa Larga

Casa Larga
2016 Vineyard Hill, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 3.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
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Casa Larga
2016 Vineyard Hill, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 3.8%
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed pear and apple and melon with a silky, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish with suggestions of lemon sorbet and orange with fine, fruit tannins. A delicious, off-dry riesling for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: honeyed pear and apple and melon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of lemon sorbet and orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lobster Roll, Fish Tacos, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, off-dry riesling for all occasions.

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.