Sunday, August 26, 2012

Falkenburg Riesling "Spatlese" (Late Harvest) 2011 wine review by (PB)

Sweet tropical spicy fruit and green melon aromas wrapped in a light greenish straw hue.

Palate--Juicy tropical fruit with slight apple/melon notes that drinks easily and enjoyably. I would prefer a higher acid level but this was acceptable.

This Mosel German wine is a "Pradikat" wine meaning it has a "title"--Spatlese--which pertains to its level of sweetness. The "title's run according to an increasing level of residual sugar: Kabinet, Spatlese, Auslese, Berrenauslese and Trokenberrenauslasen.

Generally speaking the price of the wine also rises with the particular title from left to right. This wine was surprisingly inexpensive at $9. It is the perfect accompaniment to Chinese food, cutting right through even that crazy hot Chinese mustard! For a difficult spicy foo like middle eastern, Vietnamese, Chinese etc. this is a good paring! Raise a glass.

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