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Château LaFayette Reneau

Château LaFayette Reneau
2018 Estate, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Château LaFayette Reneau
2018 Estate, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw color. Aromas of kiwi, peach salsa, and ripe apples with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length pear, lime zest, and hints of coconut custard finish with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward dry Riesling that will pair effortlessly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: kiwi, peach salsa, and ripe apples
Taste Flavor: pear, lime zest, and hints of coconut custard
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward dry Riesling that will pair effortlessly.

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Chateau LaFayette Reneau

The ProducerMarketer
5081 State Rte 414
Hector, NY 14841
USA
1 607-546-2062

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.