*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for Wines of Germany.
I think the answer is no. Generally I love Riesling. It’s a great, almost always, low alcohol wine with plenty of acidity, making it extremely food friendly for all different types of cuisine. With that in mind, we pulled the 2010 Schloss Johannisberger Grunlack Riesling Spatlese from the cellar the other evening to enjoy with a very heavy chicken casserole. The wine has a real cork closure, clocks in a 8.5% alcohol by volume, and looks to retail for around $40.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) Put the lime in the coconut… Okay, well perhaps not coconut, but lots of lime and something tropical lurk on the nose.
2.) This Riesling will perk up any boring holiday meal.
3.) For everyday eating I’m thinking this would be excellent with the Zuppa Toscana I make.
4.) One should never be intimidated by strange German wine labels because great things often lie within.
On the nose I found lime, honey, spice, sweet tropical notes, and flowers. In the mouth I got lime, citrus, honey, flowers, honeysuckle, jasmine, and a great mineral streak. Overall the wine had excellent acidity, and as my notes say “was just lovely.”