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WHITE WINE AROMAS

Wine is a poetic drink. Everyone has a personal perception when tasting a wine. Hundreds of aromas and flavors can be found in red and white wines. Here are a few fine classics of combination between wine and aroma :

1. Chardonney

2. Gewurztraminer

3. Pinot Grigio

4. Riesling

5. Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Grace Lane Riesling

Life certainly is simpler when you have a nice Riesling on paw. You can smell the sweetness on the nose - ripe, cooked apples, peaches, white and yellow flowers. Off-dry on the palate - yellow flowers, peaches, apples (both crisp and baked). Acidity isn’t quite where I want it. Very quick finish. Not mindblowing, but cheap and easy drinking. 

3/5 bones

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Riesling

11.5% abv

Yakima Valley, Washington, USA

Saarburg (population ~ 6,700) is a city of the Trier district in the Rheinland-Pfalz in Southwestern Germany right on the border with Luxemburg and France. It’s located on the banks of the Saar river in the hilly country just upstream from its junction with the Mosel. The area is noted for the cultivation of Riesling grapes. The history of the city begins with the construction of the now-ruined castle by Graf Siegfried of Luxembourg in 964. It received its town charter in 1291. The city has a bell foundry, the Glockengießerei Mabilion, which has been in operation since the 1770s, and as of 2003 the only one left in Germany that makes bronze bells. From 1945 to 1948 Saarburg was occupied by troops from Luxembourg. From 1946 to 1947 Onsdorf, in its then municipal boundary, formed part of the Saar Protectorate. French troops complemented the occupation until 1955.

2014 Amalaya Torrontés - Riesling

This is a cool blend out of Argentina that I’m digging. Pineapple, papaya, lime, a spritz of lemon, and honeysuckle on the nose. Tropical fruit basket - pineapples, guavas, papayas, mangos - initially on the palate with honeysuckle mid-palate and a lemon-lime finish. The crispness of the Riesling really gives nice structure and acidic zing to the tropical fruit notes of the Torrontés. Clearly a different style from a straight Torrontés, but certainly one that I enjoy, especially at this price!

5/5 bones

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Torrontés, Riesling

13.5% abv

Salta, ARGENTINA