Wine Blogging Wednesday #45 Old World Riesling

The wine for this Wine Blogging Wednesday #45 is the second wine in my WBW blogger pack from Domaine547. This months WBW topic was supplied by Tim at Winecast and was any Riesling from the “Old World.” The blogger pack Riesling was the 2006 Max Ferd Richter “Graf Zeppelin” from Mosel – Saar – Ruwer.  From the winery website, the history of the title of this wine, “Graf Zeppelin” is that is was the wine poured most on Zeppelin flights during the 20’s and 30’s. The grapes from this wine are grown in the Mülheimer Sonnenlay vineyard which consists of soil composed of gray slate soil resting on steep slopes along the Mosel river.  We ate this today (WBW) with General Tso’s “Chik’n” and it paired nicely being slightly off-dry counteracting the spiciness of the dish.

 

My Tasting Notes

Nose – Petroleum, rubber, pear

Taste – Fuji apple, pear, citrus, petrol, honey

Mouthfeel – medium viscous body, touch of sweetness

Finish – clean, long with mineral and honey flavors

 

This was a fun textbook Riesling that was a great pairing for the Chinese food. Classic food friendly flavors, a hint of sweetness and great viscosity on the palate would make this great for any spicy dish.

 

Thanks again to Tim for a great May WBW topic.

 

Cheers!

 

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Categories: Mosel Saar Ruwer, riesling, Wine Blogging Wednesday | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Wine Blogging Wednesday #45 Old World Riesling

  1. twelliott

    Thanks for joining us again this month. I tasted the same wine along with a more aged Mosel RIesling. Summary is in the works for posting this weekend.

    Cheers,

    Tim Elliott
    Winecast

  2. Sounds like you had as much fun with your German Riesling as I did on this Wine Blogging Wednesday!

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