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Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit
2014 Riesling, Germany

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 10%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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Stone Fruit
2014 Riesling, Germany

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 10%
Yellow straw color. Earthy, smoky aromas and flavors of extinguished match, dried lemon, peach pit, and dirt with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, easy finish with accents of lemon pulp, tart green apple, clementine, and lava rocks with no oak flavor. A nice earthy, lightly smoky riesling with Teutonic minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: extinguished match, dried lemon, peach pit, and dirt
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lemon pulp, tart green apple, clementine, and lava rocks
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Langoustines, Smoked Oysters, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice earthy, lightly smoky riesling with Teutonic minerality.

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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.