Reach for this Riesling - It's an Original
The first recorded planting of the Riesling grape took place in the village of Hochheim, Germany, on March 13, 1435. Located on a gentle sloping hillside facing the Main River, just before it flows into the mighty Rhine, Riesling has been planted here continuously ever since. The Domdechant Werner Estate, located in Hochheim, has been in family ownership since 1780 and Riesling is the name of the game on this property. A blend of different vineyard sites, this estate bottled Riesling is classified as Trocken, meaning dry, in German. At the London, England International Wine Challenge, held in 2017, this producer was honoured as “White Winemaker of the Year.” Doesn’t get much better than this! While dry in taste, we are greeted with an elegant full fruit balanced by a refreshing acidity. So very versatile, it will match perfectly with seafood, fish, light meats and cheeses. Then again, it’s the quintessential quaffer on its own. Swirl, sniff, sip. Repeat. Don’t be afraid to lay down a few bottles as it develops more complexity over the next 2-3 years. Wine Enthusiast Magazine gave it a 91 point rating.
2019 Domdechant Werner Estate Riesling Trocken #25710, $19.95.