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Wollersheim

Wollersheim
2017 Semi-Sweet, Riesling, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 2.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.50

Wollersheim
2017 Semi-Sweet, Riesling, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 2.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of fruit cup, honey on pineapple, spiced apple butter, and lychee with a supple, soft, off-dry light body and a smooth, rapid lime cordial and poached pear finish with no oak flavor. A fruity white for easy-drinking.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fruit cup, honey on pineapple, spiced apple butter, and lychee
Taste Flavor: lime cordial and poached pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pulled Pork Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity white for easy-drinking.

The Producer

Wollersheim Winery & Distillery

The Producer
7876 Hwy 188
Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578
USA
1 608-643-6515

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.