Riesling, Erdenlied
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Riesling, Erdenlied - 2019

Item # 25593 1L
$12.96/ Single Bottle
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$155.52 $139.97/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

The Rieslings of Austria are brilliantly crisp, mineraled and dry. This lithe, stony example has pretty apricots and meadow flowers on the nose and palates. The vibrancy of its stone fruit resonates in a zesty acidity that finishes deftly with a touch of mineral. Pair easily with white fish enlivened with herbs, shrimp, and sautéed vegetables.

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Staff Pick Notes

Austrian Riesling is not the first Riesling that comes to mind. This wine strikes a bright balance between the aromatic flourish of Alsace and the crisp minerality of the dry German style. One good thing to know about Austrian Rieslings is that they are almost all bone dry, even when showing fruit or minerality. Nice aromatic notes of honeysuckle and stone fruit on the nose give way to a crisp, mineral structure and a zippy, dry finish. The liter size makes this perfect for parties, but for me, it's great when I have a party of one.


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