Riesling Rheingau, Leitz
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Riesling Rheingau, Leitz - 2017

Item # 10651 750mL
$12.96/ Single Bottle
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$155.52 $139.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Ripe aromas of stone fruits abound with good acidity and a nice finish. Try this as an apéritif or simply to cleanse your palate any time. No matter what the vintage, Leitz always expresses it.


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Staff Pick Notes

If you usually drink Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and are looking for something new to try, take this bottle of Leitz home tonight. This is a dry riesling with aromas of white peach, golden apples and fresh, zesty lemon juice. It's light in body and relatively low in alcohol, so you can reach for a second glass and enjoy dinner without feeling dizzy. Leitz is a leading name in the Rheingau, and makes some of the best wines in all of Germany. In 2011, in 2011 vigneron and winemaker Johannes Leitz was recognized by the esteemed Gault Millau (Germany's Wine Spectator) as “Winemaker of the Year.” Now, you can enjoy a bottle of his wine for under $15. Cheers!

- GWN

Pairing Advice

This wine pairs nicely with a bright, acidic goat’s milk cheese and stands up beautifully to a smoked young goat cheese (if you can find one!)

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