31 Days of German Riesling
31 Days of German Riesling runs all through July – the perfect month to discover German Riesling.
Get on trend folks – German wine is where it’s at at the moment. From the doldrums of unfashionable demi-obscurity German wine has recently been propelled into the spotlight of must-have dinner party drinkablilty. And about time too. Anyone who was anyone, in the wine trade, has been banging on about how great Riesling is for years with only limited success, but at last the tide has changed and more customers than ever are leaving our shops clutching a nice bottle of German Riesling.
These are not the over-sweetened confections your parents drank by the flagon in the 1970’s, German Riesling is all about precision, deft minerality and clear refreshment. Many bear the word “trocken” on the label – “dry” – reassuring indeed, but one should be careful not to automatically exclude any that fall short of out and out trocken lest you miss a gem.
In an era when big fat Chardonnays just seem too big and fat, and we desire wines with ABV’s at the lower end of the scale, German Riesling is the ideal choice. And they are such delightful drinking when the sun shines.
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2017 PIESPORTER GÜNTERSLAY Riesling Trocken Weingut Lehnert-Veit
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Germany 12% White
Hard mango, green papaya, touch aromatic, floral with that note of talc once more. Palate is slightly dis-jointed, lip smacking, grip and juicy drive, papaya and touch herbal on the finish.L&S
2016 SCHIEFER Riesling Trocken Qba Weingut Lehnert-Veit
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Germany 11.5% White
Pale and bit greener than the Kies; a blend of four vineyards on slate. More power and weight than the airier Kies, and yellow fruit ripeness, all with a firm edge of mineral.L&S
2016 MONZINGER FRÜHLINGSPLÄTZCHEN Riesling Trocken Weingut Bamberger
Nahe Germany 12.5% White
A neat, quite Riesling-y but refreshing trocken Riesling from the Nahe. Quite rich, with plenty of character, so as to please the Riesling lover; but dry enough and gentle enough to pass muster br...L&S
2017 PLAISIR Riesling Feinherb Weingut Bamberger
Nahe Germany 11.5% White
A wine of pure pleasure, ripe citrus and peach with just a hint of kerosene, flows through on to a ripely fruited palate of rich citrus and vibrant mouthwatering acidity, delicious richness but n br...L&S
2017 ESSENHEIM RIESLING Kalkstein Weingut Braunewell
Rheinhessen Germany 13% White
Another stellar wine from Stefan, beautifully pure and explosively aromatic, with lime zest, passion fruit and mango aromas. In the mouth this zings with tension, richly fruity but balanced by a br...L&S
2015 ESSENHEIM RIESLING Limestone Kalkstein Weingut Braunewell
Rheinhessen Germany 12.8% White
Deliciously bright and zipping Riesling from the hugely talented Stefan Braunewell. Still some spritzy energy - but incredibly sleek texture too. This is a terrific example - a super feel and rea br...L&S
2017 RIESLING Trocken Weingut Braunewell
Rheinhessen Germany 12.5% White
Super-bright with lime-tinged Riesling citrus purity - totally dry and totally refreshing. A bargain!L&S
2016 TEUFELSPFAD RIESLING Weingut Braunewell
Rheinhessen Germany 13% White
Teufelspfad (the devil's path) is the Braunewells' Grand Cru level Riesling. Classy nose of pure limestone, taut and bracing. On palate this is followed though in a direct line - mineral, taut, a br...L&S
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