*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for Wines of Germany so I could participate in the Wines of Germany Twitter Taste Live.
Let’s call a spade a spade here…with the 3rd day of Riesling in a row, it’s pretty much Riesling week around here! I don’t drink enough Riesling. It’s sad really, because I do love the stuff, but I often just don’t want to spend *quite* as much as it tends to cost to get a really tasty one. Another reason I’m glad I participated in this Twitter Taste Live, I found a whole line of reasonably priced delicious Rieslings. Third up for the evening we had the 2007 S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett. It had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 8.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $19.
On the nose I definitely found that classic German Riesling petrol smell, stone fruit, almost a sense of pine needles, stones-like swimming in a quarry, herbs, peach, and lemon zest. In the mouth I got apricot, honey, candied peaches, lemon drops, sweet apples, and a little bit of the herbal from the nose following through to the mouth. Overall I found the wine to have fantastic acidity and to be dry with a slightly sweet sensation.