50 Degrees Riesling 2016
A fresh, crisp and dry Riesling, perfect for everday drinking and versatile with food.
50° Riesling is a lovely fresh and lively dry white, produced under guidance from the famous Schloss Johannisberg estate. This is sourced from the premium Reingau region, home to more and more dry styles which are becoming more popular. The name pays homage to the 50th Parallel North which runs through the Reingau. The wine itself is produced to be fresh and enjoyed young, and is a dry easy-to-enjoy style with flavours of ripe peach, green apple and citrus. This is a great introduction to the Riesling grape, and a versatile food-wine.
Click on the video link below the wine bottle and see Richard Siddle and Joe Wadsack chat about this wine.
Riesling is the most precious white wine variety in the world: the queen of white wine is native to the Rheingau region where it ripens until October and is harvested late. This means the aromas have a long time to develop while the grapes extract high levels of minerals from the soil. Riesling flourishes exactly along the geographical line which marks the most northerly point where viticulture is possible, hence the name 50 Degrees. Made in the trocken style , which has very low residual sweetness producing a dry, crisp style of white wine. It has a fresh taste with delicious fruity notes of peaches, green apple and citrus fruits and a long minerally finish. It is superb with fresh fish and seafood, and goes really well with Rheingau Riesling frothed soup we are told!
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve well chilled|
|Food Pairing||Aperitif, Asian, Cheese, Fish, Pork, Salads, Seafood|