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January 10, 2010

Riesling Kabinett trocken, Pfalz

2008 Riesling Kabinett trocken,
Kassner-Simon,
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. www.kassner-simon.de 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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