Name: Liebfraumilch

Variety: Riesling

Region: Rheinhessen

Country: Germany

Year: 2016

Price: $11.99

Winemaker Description:

Pale in color, with a shimmer of gold, this wine offers the scent of honeysuckle in the nose. Although a touch of grapefruity citrus can be found, the aromas are more tropical – with notes of white peach and melon followed by ripe mango. On the palate, it’s juicy and delivers ripeness and concentration, while retaining elegance and freshness in the off-dry finish.

 My Review:

I decided to get this wine because I had never tried a German wine before, and I was spending time with a friend who recently returned from a year long stint in Heidelberg, Germany.  I knew I wanted to try a German Riesling and when we saw one that looked good at the store, we couldn’t resist. Also, I actually drank this wine at the proper temperature (I’m normally too lazy to chill my wine to the right point) and I think it definitely had a positive effect. The wine was a really lovely golden/yellow color and smelled like apples and honey, and it tasted like lemon, apples, and cinnamon. It was an excellent wine, especially for this time of year, and I’m excited to keep drinking it!

I drank this wine initially on its own, and it was really good! I think it could go well with something along the lines of Chicken Parmesan if I make any in the near future.

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