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Von Schleinitz

Von Schleinitz
2015 Weissenberg Single Vineyard Auslese, Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 8.5% RS: 8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Von Schleinitz
2015 Weissenberg Single Vineyard Auslese, Riesling, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 8.5% RS: 8%
Straw color. Earthy, fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of spiced grilled lemon and peach, smoked nuts, and volcanic rocks and ash with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, instant finish with notes of honeyed apple, orange and apricot, golden raisins, and Meyer lemon and lime sorbets with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A vibrant and pure auslese riesling with rich fruit flavors and lip-smacking acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: spiced grilled lemon and peach, smoked nuts, and volcanic rocks and ash
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed apple, orange and apricot, golden raisins, and Meyer lemon and lime sorbets
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Cheesecake, Blue Cheese, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant and pure auslese riesling with rich fruit flavors and lip-smacking acidity.

The Producer

Von Schleinitz Estate

The Producer
15-17 Kirchstrasse
Kobern, 56330
Germany

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.