Dry Riesling is the perfect hot weather wine. It’s refreshing, affordable, fruit-forward, low alcohol, full of brisk minerality and crunchy orchard fruit. It’s also the ideal food wine, for everything from a fine dish of fish from the grill, or a simple picnic of appetizers on the front stoop.
Our favorite source for dry Riesling is Alsace, where the zippy acidity pairs with beautiful, soft orchard fruit. Our source here is the Domaine Gross, were winemaker Vincent Gross practices biodynamic viticulture, and produces truly exciting wines.
Gross’s 2018 Riesling shows lemon, mineral, lime, and honeysuckle in the nose. In the mouth the attack is rich and mouthfilling, followed by a chiseled beam of acidity and minerals. Look for notes of herbal honey, green apple, coriander and pear.
Pair with takeout sushi on a night when it’s too hot to fire up your kitchen. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better food-wine under $25.
Gross Riesling 2018
bottle price: $22
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