Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Riesling
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Riesling
Did you know that you can age white wine? As a matter of fact, Riesling is one of the most age worthy wines of them all and today we will show the world why.
This 2002 Riesling has just been released on to our Vintage Shelves at our flagship stores and is a perfect example of how well these wines can age. The answer lies in the natural acidity of Riesling grapes that never fades and keeps the wine feeling and tasting fresh. In addition, the residual sweetness and the full flavour of these wines last and last. And, as time goes on the flavours of this wine transforms from a flavour profile of citrus fruits in to a deeper and more intense tropical and stone fruit characteristics.
The Hans Lang is a stunning deal at $33.99. For 13 years old it is still youthful in its development. Awesome notes of Fuzzy Peach candies, white flowers and lime zest just delight. It’s SUPER smooth and incredibly juicy with a vibrant freshness. The flavours remind me of apricot, candy apple, nectarine and lemon meringue.
There is definite sweetness to this wine but it is superbly balanced with flavour and acidity that makes your mouth water. This wine is incredible with a good homemade curry or even better with a plate of artisanal cheese, fresh pate and baguette.
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About the Producer
Weingut Hans Lang
Eltville am Rhein, Hesse, Germany