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Dr. Konstantin Frank

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2014 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
Best Buy

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2014 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Bright medium silvery emerald straw color. Bright, tropical aromas and flavors of citrus salad, mango-papaya custard, spice, and white pepper with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long peach sauce, lemon-lime sorbet, nutskin, and earth finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious, vibrant and fruity riesling that will cover a lot of bases.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth & crisp & lively
Aroma Aroma: citrus salad, mango-papaya custard, spice, and white pepper
Taste Flavor: peach sauce, lemon-lime sorbet, nutskin, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Poke, Seared Scallops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, vibrant and fruity riesling that will cover a lot of bases.
The Producer

Dr. Konstantin 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.