Cupcake Vineyards Riesling 2016
This Riesling is a zesty, fruit-forward wine from vineyards in Germany's celebrated Pfalz region. Delightful flavors of lemon, fresh peach, ripe honeydew and white cherry dance on the tongue and lead to a creamy mouthfeel. Balanced with bright citrus and a hint of sweetness, this wine finishes with a zesty thirst-quenching zing.
Enjoy with bacon-wrapped figs, goat cheese and pear pizza or a porch swing with a friend.
At Cupcake the bottle complex and premium wines. You can rest assured knowing that their assorted collection of finely-crafted wines pair perfectly with your assorted collection of moments of joy—from binge watching your favorite show, to turning your three-day weekend into four.
This sunny and relatively dry region served for many years as a German tourist mecca and was associated with low cost, cheerful wines. But since the 1980s, it has gained a reputation as one of Germany’s more innovative regions, which has led to increased international demand.
Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, 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. Somm Secret—Given how difficult it is to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling from the label, here are some clues to find the dry ones. First, look for the world “trocken.” (“Halbtrocken” or “feinherb” mean off-dry.) Also a higher abv usually indicates a drier Riesling.