Pieroth Winkler Hasensprung, Riesling Auslese, Rheingau

Ahh yes, German Riesling I do love it so, and for me, there is no real equal. I purchased a few Rheingau gems from a broker I know here in San Diego who sells this type of wine for a reasonable price. The case we bought was the 2007 Winkeler Hasensprung, Auslese from the Rheingau area in the Nahe Valley. Alc. 9.5% and sells for 24.99 each.

I specifically look for wine from this region because much of Rheingau consists of south-facing slopes between Taunus and Rhine which provides excellent wine-growing conditions at these northerly latitudes and is regarded as the premium spot for mind-blowing Riesling.

Two words describe this wine, which is rich but balanced. In the glass is a golden hue of liquid honey colored goodness. Juicy aromas of tangerines and ripe apricots entice the nose, so subtle citric notes mingle in the harmonious aromas.

On the palate of this Auslese Riesling is delicate, fruity and rich while at the same time round with a palate coating essence. It's playful, refreshing acidity, which heightens the rich fruity finish which is especially inspiring to pair with a delicate Chicken Marsala or some Wiener Schnitzel. Until next time Cheers everyone!


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