Riesling Mixed Case

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Grape Variety: Riesling 

This case includes six each of the following bottles:

  • Riesling Braunewell Trocken Weingut, Germany 2017, 12.5%
  • Riesling Tongue in Groove Waipara, New Zealand 2015, 13%

£15.17  £18.25 per bottle 

Save £37 on a 12 bottle case

Bruce PallingIn the past, Riesling was much maligned due to its excessive sweetness, yet there are now infinite styles of Riesling, and great examples throughout the New World. The attractive thing about Riesling is how accurately it reflects the characteristics of its particular vineyards, not to mention it can be incredibly long lasting and is rarely high in alcohol.

Riesling should be dry but often may have considerable amounts of residual sugar — the only way around this is to insist on ones that are bone dry. No such reservations need be held for the Braunewell, which has a sparkling citric flavour with a refreshing aftertaste of grapefruit and apricots. It only got better the longer it was open. Compare this to the Tongue in Groove, which is made by a group of wine lovers at Waipara on the South Island of New Zealand. This has 5% of botrytised or “noble rot” grapes, giving it a luscious honeyed texture. Ironically, each of these wines displays the opposite style to what you’d expect, but it is irrelevant when you’re enjoying them.

 

 

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