3 Bottle pack.
Is there a grape that can divide a room like Riesling? People either love to love or love to hate it. But what is not to like? It comes in so many styles, from dry to lusciously sweet, it’s food friendly and ages superbly. So we’ve put together a 3-pack of some of the best regions for the grape – Alsace, Mosel and New Zealand.
This pack contains one bottle each of:
– Julien Schaal Calcaires Rosacker Grand Cru Riesling 2018, Alsace
Rosacker is among the most celebrated of Alsace’s Grands Crus vineyards, with descriptions of its wines dating back to The limestone soils here produce Rieslings that are bone-dry yet which have a rare richness and mouth-filling texture. With great complexity and balance this Organic wine will easily age for two decades.
– Heymann-Löwenstein, Von Blauem Schiefer Riesling 2014, Mosel
Reinhard Löwenstein grows grapes on the steepest slopes in the Mosel – the terraces in Winningen, just south of Koblenz, and he produces very powerful terroir-driven wines. The 2014 Von Blauem Schiefer (“From Blue Slate”) is pure, delicate and silky textured on the palate. This is a fine and elegant, rather light-footed dry Riesling with great expression of the predominant blue slate soils; it has a long and pure, stimulatingly finish.
– Kusuda Riesling 2017 Martinborough, New Zealand
Japanese winemaker Hiro Kusuda first trained as a lawyer, but his love of wine led him to study at Geisenheim University in Germany. His wines have now developed a cult following. Kusuda is meticulous to an almost fanatical degree: at harvest time every grape is rigorously checked before making the cut, but it explains the exceptional quality and amazing precision of his wines.
Classic aromas of petrichor and lime kick off Kusuda’s 2017 Riesling. It’s medium-bodied and dry, with crisp apple and citrus flavors that fire down the center of the palate like a focused laser, leaving behind lingering finish.