Riesling Report: Schlossgut Diel Riesling Kabinett 2009
We're celebrating the Summer of Riesling by trying a different bottle every weekday. Got a favorite riesling? Recommend it in the comments!
This bright, fresh wine has a sweetness that isn't decadent or syrupy, just veils of spun honey layered over veils of minerals and veils of minty herbs. There's a buzzy acidity (we were reminded of Sour Patch Kids) and each sip lays soft petals of lemon-lime on your tongue, then a whirlpool of mineral water swirling over pears and rosemary, apricots and fennel.
This wine worked wonders with the lightly pungent Germain Langres cheese (a creamy washed rind cow's milk cheese from the Champagne region of France.) The chalkiness in the cheese brought out the minerals in the wine quite nicely.
Around $19, sample provided for review.