Full Review

Fritz de Katz

Fritz de Katz
2016 Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 9.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99

Fritz de Katz
2016 Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 9.5%
White gold color. Floral aromas of lilac, honeysuckle, beeswax, and fruit cup with a supple, vibrant, light body and a smooth, medium-length underripe apricot, nougat, and clementine zest finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An ethereal Riesling for summer pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lilac, honeysuckle, beeswax, and fruit cup
Taste Flavor: underripe apricot, nougat, and clementine zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An ethereal Riesling for summer pairings.

The Importer

Joseph Victori Wines & Co., Inc.

The Importer
17 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY 11743
USA
1 631-423-8500

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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.