More Recommended Mosel Riesling!
100% Riesling grown on the steep slopes of Graach, Mosel, Germany.
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SRP of $17 and available for as low as $12. Imported by Valckenberg International. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese is from the famous “Heavenly Kingdom” vineyard in the town of Graach. This lovely Mosel Riesling has a bouquet and flavor profile reminiscent of lime, apricots and citrus fruit. Sweet, but crisp, and a perfect match with seafood, salads, and spicy cuisine.
We’ve been making a concerted effort over the last few months to review more wine from Germany. We’ve covered everything from nearly naked Pinot Noir to the sweet, but hard to pronounce Gewurztraminer. Today however we go back to this area’s bread and butter – Riesling.
The 2013 Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese begins with a pleasing aroma of apricot, lime and orange peel. The first thing that pops out when tasting the wine is the sweetness, clocking in at 58.6 g/L of residual sugar! High acidity, however, helps cut through all that sugar and brings things into balance nicely.
In the mouth apple, pear, apricot, lime, lemon, honey dew melon and even a touch of minerality from the stony slate soils of the Graach vineyards are all wrapped up in a fantastic, lively, thick texture. At only 7.5% alcohol this a major quaffer that is very easy to drink. The wine ends with lots of lingering sweet fruit that lasts and lasts.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.