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January 10, 2010

Riesling Kabinett trocken, Pfalz

2008 Riesling Kabinett trocken,
Pfalz, Germany

ca 7 € (ex winery)
Light yellow with slight green tinge. Medium intense aromas of golden delicious apple, peach, ripe lemon. Aromatic. Dry. High acidity. Clean. Crisp. Spritzig (=feels fizzy, even has a few tiny bubbles, but is a still wine). Light-medium bodied. The finish with citrus flavours is refreshing. 100 % Riesling. 12% abv. Drink now.
Trocken means dry. (Any German wine without the word 'trocken' is a wine that is not dry.) Although this wine IS dry, it has residual sugar which gives it a nice balance (as the acidity is high) and a somewhat richer mouthfeel, compared to many dry wines. It has spent the winter after harvest on its lees which adds further richness and flavours. for further information.

Perfect with nice sallads, grilled fish, sweet-sour dishes, pork chops, Bratwurst....... This time it was the companion to a nice Raclette dinner.

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