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Riesling Wine Details
Price: $15.95 per bottle

Description: If you loved our previous off-dry Rieslings from 2000 and 2001, this 2005 Riesling is made in the same style. Delicately elegant Riesling has been a Maleta trademark since the inception of the winery and the 2005 is yet another example. It sets itself off from many other Niagara Rieslings by a charming light mouthfeel, pure fruit flavor and incredible harmony. A brilliant pale straw color, this wine shows predominantly citrus notes on the nose with a combination of lemon and lime. Some suggestions of pear and green apple round it out. In the mouth, it is elegantly structured with a fine acidic spine. It is light-bodied with a touch of sweetness to balance the acidity and enhance the fruit characteristics.

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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