Recognized as a top quality grape in Germany since the Middle Ages ...
Recognized as a top quality grape here since the Middle Ages, Germany retains its high reputation as a premier source of the finest Riesling. Heavily planted throughout the Rheingau and Mosel, Riesling responds splendidly to these regions’ extreme climatic and topographic challenges. Cold-hardy enough to survive freezing winters, and sturdy enough to withstand the warm sun, Riesling has enough natural acidity to maintain balance, even in wines with the highest levels of residual sugar. While high quality is possible in all points of the sweet to dry spectrum, Riesling typically produces wine with relatively low alcohol, high acidity, steely minerality, stone fruit, citrus, spice and floral notes. With age, Riesling can become truly revelatory, developing unique, complex aromatics, often with a hint of petrol.
Von Kesselstatt Riesling Josephshofer TBA (half-bottle) 1989Riesling from Mosel, Germany
Schloss Plettenberg Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Beerenauslese (375ml half bottle) 1989Riesling from Nahe, Germany
Schloss Johannisberg Rosalack Riesling Auslese 1989Riesling from Rheingau, Germany