Full Review
Von Schleinitz

Von Schleinitz
2015 APOLLO Dry, Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.00

Von Schleinitz
2015 APOLLO Dry, Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12%
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas of ripe nectarines, key lime cream, gravel, and hand milled soap with a lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a complex, breezy finish with earthy tannins and no oak. An excellent example.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe nectarines, key lime cream, gravel, and hand milled soap
Taste Flavor: complex, breezy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kiev, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent example.
The Producer

Von Schleinitz Estate

The Producer
15-17 Kirchstrasse
Kobern, 56330
Germany
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.