Region Germany, Pfalz
Colour White
Grape Riesling
Vintage 2018
Alcohol 12.5% 
Style Lime, Chalk, Apricot
Approach Sustainable

Vegan? No

Bottle Size 75cl

 

Koehler-Ruprecht make some incredibly long lived, broad and rich rieslings from the 200yr old vineyard of Smaugen in the village of Kallsrtadt, Pfalz. 

 

German wine classifications are mental. Kabinett? Pradikatswein? Trockenbeerenauslese? But try not to be put off because these wines are also mentally good.

Basically, this is a Kabinett, which means it's on the low end of potential sweetness (it's based on how sweet the grapes are, not the final wine). This one is fermented dry, with basically no discernable sugar. 

Rich and opulent with flavours of peach and apricot it feels dense on the tongue, but has the zippy limey type acidity and crunchy pearyness you expect from a riesling. 

 

Say yes to Thai, Vietnamese, squashes, light pork dishes and Katsu anything. 

Koehler-Ruprecht, Smaugen Riesling Kabinett Trocken, 2018

£22.95Price

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