Saturday, 2 January 2010

Wild thing

Georg Breuer, Sauvage Riesling trocken 2006, Rheingau
The first time I've tried a Rheingau in a long time. Georg Breuer's "basic" dry Riesling - no vineyard or village name given. Consumed over three days, this held its form throughout. On the nose: petrol, lime, then hints of something more tropical. Minerally on the palate - maybe flinty. The mouthfeel is quite puckering. There is, indeed, a certain untamed character here. Bone dry but "only" 11.5% alcohol; quite pithy citrus notes, which might not be to everyone's taste, but not shrill at all. It went well with fish at lunch on New Year's Eve.* A good wine.

* Only one glass, mind (because of the revelries later).

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