I’m giving away the fact that I’m a wine trade person (of sorts, do journalists count as wine trade?) by pimping another Riesling. We wine trade folk love Riesling, but no on else seems to. Still, it’s MY blog and so I get to decide what appears here, OK?
This is a really lovely dry German Riesling. And it’s not expensive. Sometimes dry Riesling can be a little austere; this one has the generosity of fruit to keep it balanced without sugar. And the ‘red slate’ refers to the soil, I’m guessing, that these grapes were grown in. It comes from vineyards in Erden and Urzig, and is fermented in large oak casks by indigenous yeasts.
Dr Loosen Red Slate Riesling Dry 2011 Mosel, Germany
12.5% alcohol. Lively, fresh, sweetly fruited nose with lychee, grapes and lemons. The palate has some melony richness, as well as nice open lemony fruit and a dry, slightly pithy finish. Dry but fruity; not heavy, and very drinkable. 90/100 (£10 Corks Out, Weavers)