100% Riesling from Mosel, Germany.
SRP of $15 and available for as low as $13-$14. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
"Terroir: The Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Estate has 16 ha (34 acres) of Riesling vineyards in the steeply sloped Middle-Mosel area. More than 75% of our vineyards are marked as "Steillage" [steep slope]. The vineyard soils are mostly Devon slate residual soils with varying parts of topsoil and mineral stone. The slate gives our wine a delicate and cool minerality which is typical for a Moselle Riesling. The combination of cool climate, slate and Riesling makes our wines unique.
Description: The Dry Riesling from Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler has a refreshing and irrepressible aroma that exudes significant power, emerging with the bouquet of violets when exposed to air. The taste is marked by distinctive acidity.
Suggestion: It is an ideal partner for any kind of fish. Try it with Dover sole or pike.
Quality Level: QbA
The 2012 Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Dry Riesling begins with very pleasant aromas of orange and other citrus, pear, and a little honeysuckle. Taking a sip results in a wonderful mineral-filled mouth full of tangerine, orange peel, green apple and pineapple balanced by great acidity. This is really tasty Riesling. It ends dry and super long with more tasty fruit and mineral characteristics from those slate soils the vines are grown in.
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Overall Rating: 8.3
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