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Von Buhl Armand Riesling Kabinett 2012

Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
  • WS90
8.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

A very interesting herbal note (almost like mint) can be found on the nose, accompanied by notes of minerality, hints of smokiness. At first sip, your taste buds are welcomed by notes of pure honey that is evenly balanced with a crisp and vibrant burst of minerality.

From spicy Asian cuisine, through tangy Arab cuisine to fine young raw milk cheeses, it can create plenty of suspense as an accompaniment. It never fails to surprise, how quickly a bottle of the wonderfully light wines is drunk.

Critical Acclaim

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rich style, with ample minerality to the ruby grapefruit, lemon curd and green peach flavors. Granite and slate notes linger on the firm, powerful finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases imported.
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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

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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, Washington, cooler regions of California, and the Finger Lakes region of New York.

In the Glass

Riesling typically produces wine with relatively low alcohol, high acidity, steely minerality and stone fruit, spice, citrus and floral notes. At its ripest, it leans towards juicy peach, nectarine and pineapple, while cooler climes produce Rieslings 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 petrol.

Perfect Pairings

Riesling is quite 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.

MNS30117102_2012 Item# 129205