Balthazar Ress Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus Riesling Kabinett 2017 7.5% abv
Tasting Notes: The Rheingau is one of Germany's most important regions. At 50°N latitude it is right at the northern edge of Europe's 'wine belt'. Hattenheim is the town, Schutzenhaus is the vineyard (equivalent to a French Premier Cru). The south-southwest sloping vineyard is around 150 meters in altitude, and fortunately protected (in German, "schützen") from cold easterly winds. Eye: straw, lime hints, clear rim. Nose: white peach, lemon verbena, classic Rheingau 'steel'. Palate: round, full, peaches, apricots, slate, beeswax, hints of almond, and a good brace of acidity under all the deliciousness. Great character. Pair with roast fowl, pork, veal, pungent cheeses, or go out of the box and pair with tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, Thai dishes, and Indian curries Drink now, or up to 2027.
Price: $29.99 750 ml