Riesling Report: Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken 2009

July is riesling month! We're drinking it all month long...and maybe longer. Got a favorite riesling? Recommend it in the comments!


Organic and biodynamic, feral fermentation in very old oak barrels. This Mosel wine is clean as a whistle, with lots of lemon tea and crisp golden apple slices, hints of chive and little white blossoms, but this is not a super-floral wine, more green, with mint and basil flavors and limelike tartness ringing through.

This wine is bright and dry, with an underlying net of slate and salinity. Go easy on the food: we grilled some super-fresh scallops on skewers with lemon slices, tossed in herb oil. The wine dances lightly alongside.

Around $20, sample provided for review.

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