Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gerhard & Sieglinde Klein Riesling Trocken 2009

An oddity today, at least for my household: a trocken (dry) German Riesling from Naked Wines.

I've been wanting to try a dry German Riesling for ages, as it isn't so common in the UK. Apparently it is the Riesling of choice in Germany, and most exports are of the sweeter variety. I'm familiar with dry Riesling from Alsace and Australia, but I've never had a German one.

We were having gammon for Sunday lunch, so the Klein Riesling seemed an appropriate match. And it was indeed a good match, as noted by myself when shovelling a forkfull of hot pork fat into my mouth followed by a swig of the wine. The dryness kind of threw me at first, as the nose had the typical, well, German character and you could almost smell the sweetness, only to have a sip and discover mouth puckering acidity and almost sourness instead. With the food it all comes together though, and I just wish it was more widely available here in the UK.

Riesling Trocken 2009
Pflaz, Germany
Naked Wines

1 comment:

  1. Hello Tim - I had a bottle of this from Naked recently and was very impressed. It's a really well-made Riesling in an almost Austrian style.

    See my full review here:

    Cheers, Tom