Riesling Kabinett Trocken "Saumagen," Koehler-Ruprecht
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Riesling Kabinett Trocken "Saumagen," Koehler-Ruprecht - 2017

Item # 50225 750mL
$27.99/ Single Bottle
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$335.88 $302.29/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This comes from the prized Saumagen vineyard from Koehler-Ruprecht's estate in the Pfalz. It has gone through a marvelous transition over the past two decades and has turned up being one of the top 5 estates of the region. Dry with brilliant acidity, this is Riesling to enjoy year round with sashimi, roasted pork or fried chicken.

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Staff Pick Notes

It is officially springtime in the city, and the perfect wine pairing for this beautiful weather is Riesling. Rain, shine, or sunshowers this Kallstadter Saumagen Kabinett trocken will sooth your troubles and ease your pain. Riesling is the best!!! Koehler-Ruprecht is dry joy in a glass. Floral, fresh peaches, mint and white pepper aromas and ample acidity make this a great choice for a pleasure glass of wine, and a pairing for many cheeses, white meats, and vegetable dishes. The Saumagen vineyard is named for it's shape-that of a sow's stomach. The limestone soils here contribute a lovely minerality, and aging in used German oak barrels adds plush texture.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


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