Steely, minerally aromas of chalk, lemon, lime, and fresh apple yield to a delicate palate of light and juicy fruit with a fine backbone of chalky acidity. This wine shows particularly intense fruitiness – very good concentration of flavours here along with the acidity suggest this can be enjoyed a couple more years from now. Dangerously chuggable at a low 8.5% a.b.v. – $20 at LCBO Vintages.
Okay, fine – I’ve pretty much given a tasting note here of what to expect in just about every quality Mosel Riesling. What I think this really means, though, is that this winegrowing region is so consistent for good quality wines – pick just about any reputable producer and you won’t be misled or disappointed.
Just keep in mind the keywords below to guide you from label to label – this list describes German (and Austrian) wines from typically driest and lightest in body to typically sweetest and fullest in body. Then sip away and enjoy all that cool climate Riesling has to offer!