Riesling continues to be a criminally underrated varietal. Its sweet examples can be transcendent and delicious, but it’s also capable of excellence in dry form. Dry Rieslings make up some of the best values in our portfolio.
We have exciting dry cuvées in stock from Germany, including a few with almost two decades of bottle age. But for an everyday bottle, our favorite comes from Domaine Gross, a small, biodynamic family source in Alsace. It’s everything you want Riesling to be, all for under $5/glass.
Vincent Gross is a young, enthusiastic winemaker practicing biodynamic viticulture, and producing truly exciting wines. His 2019 has just arrived, and the rave reviews from customers are already pouring in. “Superb,” one called it; “Guess I’m a Riesling convert now,” confessed another. The nose is a gorgeous marriage of high-toned fruits and stony minerals. The mouth is dry and electric — look for notes of lime, honey, lemon zest, apple and pear.
Serve this on its own — it’s a crisp, lively aperitif to match crackers or early evening snacks. For dinner, pair with a dish full of spices — think middle eastern or Indian. Or, if it’s been a long day — takeout sushi.
Gross Riesling 2019
bottle price: $22
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