12 Aug Uncorked #17: Fünf German Reisling
This wine comes from the same makers of Relax Riesling, but to me this wine seems to be Relax’s less high maintenance and cheaper stepsister. I love Relax, but the price makes it a wine that I don’t buy very often. So when owner of the local wine store suggested this wine to me, I thought, why not! I can say that this Riesling is one of the best that I have ever had! At a price of $5 there is nothing better and I think I might be in LOVE! This wine is light, smooth, crisp and fruity! It is the perfect balance of dry and sweet for a Riesling. I believe that any wine drinker (and even wine newbies) would really enjoy this bottle. Also, I LOVE the wine bottle description. Take note wine producers, details on a label are always are a plus! I love the fact it tells you everything you need to know about this wine, food parings, and how to serve it! In addition to the wonderful label, the company has a very fun website. They feature details on all their wines, mixers recipes with the wines, and a funny ‘Daily 5’ list that features a quirky top five list on various subjects
Would I buy it again? OH YES! I have had a glass of this wine every day, just one, and have spread the enjoyment of this wine out for the last four nights. This is the perfect summer wine and with a price of $5 who can complain! I just wish I would have found this bottle before now. I actually plan to head back to the store and pick up another bottle (or two) later today!
Fun Wine Fact: German immigrants brought Riesling to the New World: 1850 (South Africa), 1857 (California), 1871 (Washington State).
Pairs Well With: As the label states, “…complement a wide range of foods from chicken and burgers to pizza, Chinese, sushi and Mexican dishes.”
“Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of Riesling and calculation.”