I have heard some good things about this wine. Anyone else have given it a try? Seems like a reasonably priced bread and butter wine…:)
Qualitätswein Rheingau (apparently also close to Winegetter’s hometown), Germany; 12% ABV
“Trocken” = “dry”
$10 at the Berkeley, CA store
For local context, 50° north latitude is about 80 miles north of Vancouver, BC, Canada. This wine clearly shows it’s the product of a location where grapes ripen less, but if you like this sort of thing, it’s quite good.
While the wine has a component of yellow apple, its main attraction is the nicely delineated acid of lemon, green apple, and the white part of melon rind. While it reminded me of the 2008 Muddy Water Riesling (New Zealand), it is less sharp and provides a longer, more even, and more complex taste on the palate. It went very well with lemon – ginger ground pork over rice, where the ginger was freshly grated and the lemon was fresh zest and juice, with no other sugar. Although I…
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