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Thorn-Clarke

Thorn-Clarke
2018 Mount Crawford, Riesling, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

Thorn-Clarke
2018 Mount Crawford, Riesling, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 11.5%
Emerald straw color. Herbal aromas of peppermint, honey, ripe peach, and honeydew melon with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, amusing, breezy fresh cut lemons and struck match finish. An crisp, herbaceous Riesling with a smoky underbelly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peppermint, honey, ripe peach, and honeydew melon
Taste Flavor: fresh cut lemons and struck match
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An crisp, herbaceous Riesling with a smoky underbelly.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.