100% Riesling from Mosel, Germany.
Available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review. Imported by Kobrand Corporation.
From the bottle:
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Discovered in the famed village of Trittenheim on the Middle Mosel in Germany.
Crisp and vibrantly fruity, featuring light citrus, apple and nectarine with a honeyed finish.
Enjoy with global cuisines of a sweet/spicy nature, or while concocting a cure-all.
Serve chilled, minimum 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Today's wine is the second we've reviewed from The Seeker brand of wines. The concept behind this brand is to seek out excellent and affordable wines from the places they grow best. The first wine we sampled was a very nice Pinot Noir from France. In addition to today's Riesling from Germany there also wines from Argentina (Malbec), New Zealand (Sauvignon Blanc), Chile (Cabernet Sauvignon and a red blend), Italy (Pinot Grigio), California (Chardonnay) and another from France (Rosé) that we'll be considering for future reviews.
The 2012 The Seeker Riesling begins with aromas of peach, pear, honey and apple. Tasting the wine reveals primary notes of juicy apple and a slate minerality along with touches of honey, melon, peach and other citrus fruits. Refreshingly, the alcohol checks in at only 9.5%. The wine actually gets better as it warms up a bit so despite what the label says about chilling it in the fridge (which is generally a good recommendation for Riesling) I'd serve this one a bit warmer. Like a lot of Rieslings, this would be an excellent match for spicy Asian food. (Sometimes it doesn't have to grow together to go together!) It ends with good length, tart citrus and then some lingering honey soaked mineral notes. Pretty nice for only $10!
Want to know more about Riesling and why it makes wine aficionados go gaga? Check out the recently published Taster's Guide To Riesling from our friends over at WineFolly!
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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