Riesling Porphyr, Hexamer
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Riesling Porphyr, Hexamer - 2020

Item # 27398 750mL

With just a kiss of sweetness, this gorgeous white wine is versatile and can be used before dinner but truly shines alongside exotic and assertively-spiced dishes such as a toasted panini with 'nduja and mozzarella.

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I was lucky enough to be introduced to this wine at one of our Staff Training sessions, and it was love at first sip. So, I took one home to enjoy with all its peachy, pineapplely and touch of five spice glory and had it with Crab fried rice and dry pepper shrimp. A little bit about what’s on the label: Schlossbockelheim is a village in the Nahe river valley, where unique topography prevents frost from settling in the vineyards. Porphyr is the volcanic soil that gives the wine slightly softer acidity and just a touch of flinty smoke to round out it’s incredible clarity of fruit. All of this is brought to us by winemaker Harald Hexamer, whose meticulous work in the vineyard is noted for extensive pruning, hand harvesting and super cold fermentations. Further proof of the innate greatness of an everyday Riesling at an incredible price.

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