Saturday, July 9, 2011

2008 Hochheimer Hölle Riesling Kabinett

2008 Domdechant Werner'sches Riesling Kabinett

2008 Domdechant Werner'shes Riesling Kabinett, QmP Hochheimer Hölle, Rheingau

Riesling is a wine you drink, not taste. The low alcohol helps, but on a hot day, with the minerals and acid, nothing satisfies like a big gulp of young Rheingau riesling. I'm a seasonal wine drinker, and these wines in the summer are just all love. With fish, with greens, with anything. All love.

These young kabinetts tend to be a bit reductive, which this one is. Domdechant Werner'sches tends to produce bigger, richer wines with quite a bit of sweetness. This particular wine, from Hölle, has a good degree of residual sugar in it, remaining balanced. Minerals and citrus and all that. Acid lacks a certain energy, but this is very satisfying.

Everyone needs to drink more riesling. Actually scratch that, you should drink less riesling, let's keep prices low.

DF

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