Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Moselland Arsvitis Riesling 2006 wine review by(PB)

The grape of Germany is Riesling and the best German viticultural area I the area known as the Mosel, Saar, Ruwer--3 rivers in this prime grape growing region.

This is a QBA wine which putting it simply means it has earned a certain level of quality to merit the QBA rating. For reference, this is toward the bottom of the rung as far as quality ratings of German wines go but don't think that means plonk. This wine which cost a ridiculous $5 is nice gentle gold color with wonderful aromas of cream sickle (orange sherbet) and a mix of tropical fruits.

Palate--Interesting with okay structure and citrus middle with tart mandarin orange notes. I drank it too warm and chilled should be really nice.

On a trip to the Mosel my wife an I were astounded by the grade of the slopes on which grapes are planted. One misstep and you wouldn't stop until the water--a long way down. And we can enjoy the efforts and danger of their work for $5. At this it is a buy more wine and at this age needs to be consumed NOW. This is another front porch quaffing wine on a nice hot summer day so raise a glass!


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Anonymous said...

You're right - Mosel wines are lovely; steely, racy, aromatic and refreshing, often great with food and completely undervalued (which is great news for bargain hunters!).

I travelled through the area a few years ago and like you marvelled at how steep and slatey the vineyards are - those on the Rhine are even more precarious, tho'!