A total butchering of this grape’s name…
Surely I know it sounds a little lame!
Well I’m cramming for my Unit Two
WSET Diploma exam, what can I do
But to slam some words out quick? Pressed for time,
My first instinct was to compose a rhyme
About this fantastic Riesling wine.
(A proper note’s on Wine Align.)
Faller Alsace Grand Cru Geisberg Riesling 2007
Pale straw in colour, with a subtle nose
Of gingery spice, apple, mineral and honey nut Cheerios.
Showing just the slightest hint of maturity,
This 2007′s got at least 10 more years of life, assuredly.
The palate was balanced; subdued, yet concentrated and long;
I should have bought more, but that would be wrong,
For this lovely wine comes from the LCBO:
On paper, a big cross-provincial border no-no.
As for food pairings, my suggestion for this Geisberg Grand Cru:
Something along the lines of bread and apples in Gruyère fondue.
Another dish that’d taste great with this Alsatian,
Needless to say – a big, fat, juicy crustacean!
[Ed.: In tribute to Fezzik, the rhyming giant in The Princess Bride.]