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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2012 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2012 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Light gold to polished brass. Aromas of golden pineapple, mango and sweet papaya with stoney minerality and honeyed raisins. Sweet and honeyed with lip smacking acidity. Minerality comes thru the palate adding a refreshing complexity. Golden pineapple and lemon flavors mingle with dried honey, dried flowers and peach pit. Long, complex and balanced finish.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: gold coloren pineapple, mango and sweet papaya
Taste Flavor: gold coloren pineapple, mango and sweet papaya
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Golden pineapple and lemon flavors mingle with dried honey, dried flowers and peach pit.
The Producer

Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

The Producer
9749 Middle Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4884
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.
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