Monday, April 25, 2011
Weinhaus Schloss Koblenz Trittenheimer Altarchen Riesling Kabinett 2009 Mosel, Germany
This amazing Riesling is a pradikatswein, the highest German quality rating for a Riesling, and a Kabinett designating it’s made with the least ripe grapes (sugar content). But don’t think because it’s lower in sugar that it’s dry… it’s really a great balance of sugar and acidity with pronounced aromatics, medium acidity, summer fruit and pretty floral undertones.
Clear and very pale straw color, clean aromas of apricot with flavors of stone fruit, melon and green apple with a beautiful long finish. Paired with chicken with rosemary, mushrooms and white wine made by chef Pat McCoy.
Recommended by Mickey at Columbus Wines & Liquors and the price tag was only about $14… that is a terrific deal. If you haven’t tried a Riesling yet this is a great place to start.