Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling 2017
QbA Pfalz, Rings, 750 ml
This "Grand Cru" flourishes at the prime vineyard "Saumagen" in Kallstadt. With substantial yellow fruitiness, a scent of meadow herbs and a certain mineral coolness, this Riesling beguiles in the nose already. On the palate it is powerful and multi-faceted. Elegant yet full-bodied, it dances over the taste buds, playing with notes of ripe yellow fruits, refreshing lime and a pleasant salty vein. A finish that irresistibly invites the next sip.
|Origin:||Germany / Pfalz|
|Site / vineyard:||Weilberg|
|Label:||Vegan, Certified organic or biodynamic wine|
|Ripening potential:||2 to 10 years|
|Drinking temperature:||10 to 12 °C|
|Food Pairing:||Mild Asian dishes, Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Scaloppine di vitello al limone, Hot vegetable curries|
|Residual sugar:||3 g/ l|
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