Riesling Kabinett "Jean-Baptiste", Gunderloch
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Riesling Kabinett "Jean-Baptiste", Gunderloch - 2022

Item # 14110 750mL

Weingut Gunderloch is not only one of the premier producers of the Rheinhessen; they release delicious wines that show their terroir. Here, the red, iron-rich soils show through on the palate. This is off-dry, and full of peach and yellow plum flavors.

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A treat from the Rheinhessen. This mineral-driven, off-dry, luscious, and peachy treat of a Riesling was exactly what I wanted to signal the official end to summer. On the nose: lovely honeyed peach and white flower. On the palate: citrus with a vibrant acidity that brings energy and playfulness. This is what you want at the table with good friends or funny strangers. I'm drinking this wine while tearing away at some Bavarian Rye with some fresh butter slapped on. A bit of good company to top it off, and that's all you need in life. Be sure to stock up. This won't stick around long in your wine fridge.

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