Full Review

Northern Natural

Northern Natural
2012 Dry, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16

Northern Natural
2012 Dry, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Clear silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of candied strawberry and spree candies with a tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length white flowers, watermelon rind, and peach pits finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and refreshing Riesling with bright acidity; pair with shellfish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: candied strawberry and spree candies
Taste Flavor: white flowers, watermelon rind, and peach pits
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters With Mignonette, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and refreshing Riesling with bright acidity; pair with shellfish.

The Producer

Northern Natural Winery & Cider House

The Producer
7220 Chief Rd.
Kaleva, MI 49645
USA
1 231-889-0064

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.