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Villa Bellangelo

Villa Bellangelo
2014 Riesling, Seneca Lake

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8% RS: 1.8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

Villa Bellangelo
2014 Riesling, Seneca Lake

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8% RS: 1.8%
Bright straw green color. Unusual, smoky aromas and flavors of dolmades, roasted nuts, grilled apple and melon, and rubber with a supple, tangy, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, relaxed lemon, nectarine, and minerals finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A interesting smoky, earthy riesling for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Funky, Savory & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dolmades, roasted nuts, grilled apple and melon, and rubber
Taste Flavor: lemon, nectarine, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Scallops With Chorizo Butter, Fried Smelts, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A interesting smoky, earthy riesling for the table.

The Producer

Villa Bellangelo

The Producer
150 Poplar Point Rd
Dundee, NY 14837
USA
1 607-243-8602

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.