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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2013 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2013 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Light silvery straw color. Delicate, tropical aromas of guava, mango, and honey with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length green apple, peach, and lime sorbet finish with crunchy fruit tannins and no oak. A deliciously zesty and zippy riesling with great intensity and balance.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Quaffable & crisp & lively
Aroma Aroma: guava, mango, and honey
Taste Flavor: green apple, peach, and lime sorbet
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously zesty and zippy riesling with great intensity and balance.
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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