Our intro to Riesling Pack, or ‘fall in love with Riesling all over again’….pack!
Here we’ve picked out two expressions to showcase the variety in all it’s dryness. Neither of these are from the Mosel so there’s an opportunity to explore Pfalz and Rheinhessen.
Firstly from the Pfalz (Just north of France’ Alsace, on the Rhine River) we have Villa Wolf. Although many grape varieties do well in the Pfalz, Riesling is still the most important and the most widely planted. This medium-bodied dry Riesling has flavours of peach and stone, with a hint of apricot. Nicely balanced acidity gives it a juicy grip. It is an excellent match for classic continental-style cooking, especially with dishes that feature freshwater fish, chicken and pork.
And to follow on we have the Thorle Feinherb from the Rheinhessen: A beautifully poised Riesling with a bright yellow colour. The bouquet offers up scents of peaches and apples, limestone and a touch of wild yeasts on the palate the wine is medium-bodied, with fine intensity of flavour, bright acidity, nice focus and a complex finish.