Schafer-Frohlich

Schafer-Frohlich Schiefergestein Riesling

$65.00

COUNTRY

Germany

REGION

Nahe

VARIETY/TYPE

Riesling

VINTAGE

2017

ALCOHOL

13%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Minerality, White Grapefruit, Citrus, Saline, Stone

Nose: White Grapefruit, Citrus, Mineral

Pairings: Chicken, Sashimi, Asian Food

THE VARIETY

Riesling

Riesling, the noble grape of Germany, is one of the world’s greatest varietals. The varietal has high-acidity and very aromatic, almost perfumed, with notes of lemon, wax, honeysuckle, green pear, apricot. The grapes are used to make everything from off-dry wine to dessert-style and in turn, it’s extraordinarily versatile with food. Lighter, crisper Rieslings pair well with delicate (or raw) fish and fresh salads. With more substantial Rieslings are great with Asian food, chicken, salmon and tuna.


THE REGION

Nahe

Nestled between Mosel and Rheinhessen, Nahe is one of Germany's smaller wine growing regions. It has a cool continental climate but it is slightly warmer compared with other regions in the country. Despite the small area, it has a wide variety of soils and growing conditions. Almost three quarters of the plantings here are Riesling. Other varietals include Müller-Thurgau, Dornfelder, and Silvaner. Nahe is known for producing wines with a lower acidity but with much riper fruit flavours and minerality.