Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reviewing Germany - Tasting Rheinhessen

     Rheinhessen is Germany's largest region for area under vine with a wide variety of grapes grown. It is very diverse with the wines it produces, both stylistically and quality wise.                
2008 St Gabriel Liebfraumilch (Muller-Thurgau blend)
Clear, pale lemon yellow color. Medium- intense developing aromas of lemon with some kennel notes. Off dry-medium dry, light body, low alcohol, short bitter lemon pith finish. Not recommended.

2008 Twisted River Dornfelder $8
Clear, deep purple color. Clean, medium youthful aromas of red and black cherries. Between dry and off dry, medium body, alcohol, acidity and tannins with low flavor and a medium- astringent finish. Acceptable.

2009 Fritz Windisch Openheimer Krotenbrunner Rheinhessen Riesling Auslese $14
Clear, pale lemon color. Clean, light youthful fruity aromas of citrus. Medium sweet, medium body, medium acidity, medium- alcohol with flavors of ripe pineapple and peach with a medium finish. Good/ drink or hold.

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