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Biltmore Estate Johannisberg Riesling

Riesling from North Carolina
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    Winemaker Notes

    This selection possesses a very floral and spicy aroma, combined with a crisp, spicy taste. Appealing as an apertif, the riesling also goes will with cold vegetable soups and compliments fruit tarts and pastries.

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    Biltmore Estate

    Biltmore Estate

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    Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
    Biltmore Estate continues to honor the legacy of the land with Biltmore Estate wines. These award-winning blends, created by our French winemaker, celebrate all that George Vanderbilt aspired to create with his estate—excellence, quality, and hospitality. Enjoy a bottle of Biltmore Estate wine with your next meal, celebration, or quiet conversation.

    North Carolina

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    Among its rugged and diverse landscape, North Carolina’s exciting wine trails boast well over 100 unique wineries. Already abundant in regional food, festivals, art and music, the North Carolina wine experience merges seamlessly with its local culture.

    Vineyards appear in three distinct regions: Mountains, Piedmont and the Coast. The Mountains region includes the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains, while the Piedmont region’s art and food culture offers the perfect setting for any wine tour. The Coast remains unsurpassed in beauty and charm. All three regions include official AVAs (American Viticultural Areas).

    Riesling

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    A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining easily identifiable typicity. This versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling, and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Riesling is best known in Germany and Alsace, and is also of great importance in Austria. The variety has also been particularly successful in Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys, New Zealand, Oregon, Washington, cooler regions of California, and the Finger Lakes in New York.

    In the Glass

    Riesling is low in alcohol, with high acidity, steely minerality, and stone fruit, spice, citrus, and floral notes. At its ripest it leans towards juicy peach and nectarine, and pineapple, while in cooler climes it is more redolent of meyer lemon, lime, and green apple. With age, Riesling can become truly revelatory, developing unique, complex aromatics, often with a hint of gasoline.

    Perfect Pairings

    Riesling is very versatile, enjoying the company of sweet-fleshed fish like sole, most Asian food, especially Thai and Vietnamese (bottlings with some residual sugar and low alcohol are the perfect companions for dishes with substantial spice), and freshly shucked oysters. Sweeter styles work well with fruit-based desserts.

    Sommelier Secret

    It can be difficult to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling, and German labeling laws do not make things any easier. Look for the world “trocken” to indicate a dry wine, or “halbtrocken” or “feinherb” for off-dry. Some producers will include a helpful sweetness scale on the back label—happily, a growing trend.

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