Last weeks virtual wine tasting with guest speaker Gernot Klantschnig
The tasting featured a Riesling from the Rheingau region of Germany, which went down with full marks from all who joined the tasting.
Riesling with it’s colourful German heritage has emerged as one of the most collectable white wines among top connoisseurs around the world. One of the most food friendly wines it is probably my favourite white grape variety.
Often misunderstood as a wine variety with many considering it a sweet wine, Riesling ranges from dry (Trocken) to super sweet (Trockenbeerenauslese) with off dry, sweet and sweeter in between.
A terroir expressive wine, in terms of importance of quality wines, it is usually included in the “top three” white wine varieties.
We tasted the 2018 Rheingau Riesling “Alte Reben”. The hand harvested grapes ripen on 60 year old vines. Light yellow in the glass with aromas of peach, apple and apricot, the wine is well balanced with lovely mineral notes.
It pairs really well with a variety of foods including seafood, fish, poultry and white meats but try it with a touch of spice.
Delicious at £29.50 / Bottle
Here I offer another favourite Riesling. The 2016 Grand Cru Langenlonsheimer “Rothenberg” Riesling from the Nahe region. I prefer this slightly above the Rheingau Riesling with it’s aged aromas of petrol nuances coming through in the background.
A combination of amazing fruit flavours, honeycomb, beeswax, petrol and ginger, it is simply delicious. Pairs well with most foods but the additon of a touch of spice would make the perfect combination.
£29.50 / Bottle
Try either wine with Chef’s Special this weekend – Pan Fried Skate Wings with caper beurre noisette
We have a special offer this month of 25% Discount on both wines
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