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Riesling In The Rapids

Riesling In The Rapids Wine Details
Price: $17.90 per bottle

Description: The great grape of Germany, Riesling is enjoying an overdue resurgence of popularity, particularly since Canadian wineries started working with the grape to produce some excellent quality wines. Fresh 'Granny Smith' apple and lemon peel flavours with racy acidity are typical flavours in youth, with oily kerosene tones developing as the wine matures. This New World Rieslings is full of vibrant rich fruit. Cool-fermented in stainless steel using selected yeast strains and left on the lees for several months. Completely dry with a richly extracted texture, concentrated citrus fruit and very taut, minerally acid balance. Best approached in 2004, and capable of cellaring through at least 2012. Food matches: Sushi; freshwater fish (trout, pickerel); shellfish (crab, scallops, lobster); choucroute garnis; pork or veal cutlets."

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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