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Staff Pick

Scheurebe, Messmer - 2015

Item # 40324 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A classic Scheurebe from the Pfalz region. Wonderful herbal flavors, sage, and mixed Provençal herbs give it an earthy side. It has a nice spicy kick on the finish.


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Staff Pick Notes

Fun Fact: Scheurebe (pronounced SHOY-roo-beh) is a cross between Riesling and Silvaner. The name is derived from the fella, one Dr. George Scheu, who first crossed the two grapes. And “rebe” means “vine” in German. So, Scheu’s Vine! There, now you’ll never forget it. Off-dry wines can be a tough sell these days. And with more and more producers bending to public outcry for dry-at-all-costs products, my disclosing that this offering from Messmer packs over 30 grams per liter of residual sugar is downright heretical. But here’s the thing, every gram of sweetness in this wine is suspended in perfect balance by an arresting acidity, salinity and herbaceousness. It's a balancing act of acrobatic proportions, worthy of a captive audience.

- JAM

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