Saint M Riesling 2017
The Saint M Riesling shows this vintage character with its juicy apple, melon and citrus aromas, its lush and lifted mid-palate, and its subtle, drying finish. It is a purely delicious Riesling from the Pfalz.
With his modern world view and his traditional approach to winemaking, Loosen's Saint M unmistakably says Riesling, Germany and Dr. Loosen. The Dr. Loosen estate brings over 200 years of winemaking tradition to Saint M. For centuries, the Loosen estate has produced only Riesling from old vines in Germany's Mosel and Pfalz regions.
Chateau Ste. Michelle has been producing Columbia Valley Rieslings for over 30 years. Saint M Riesling is a fitting addition to the winery's lineup of diverse, highy acclaimed wines.
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.