The year 1349 marks the date when the von Schönborn Estate was founded in Germany’s Rheingau wine growing region. They own 50 hectares (125 acres) of vineyards located in the best sites in the Rheingau. From home base in Hattenheim, the vineyards stretch from Hochheim in the east to Rüdesheim at the west end. This Estate Riesling is a blend from the best parcels of their vineyards. A great value, we are tempted with peach, honey and green apple notes in the nose and on the palate. Underpinned by a refreshing crispness and minerality, it’s the perfect aperitif. Ever so versatile to be paired with most dishes, except red meat, we would enjoy it with spicy Asian dishes. Remember, Riesling with its low alcohol and complex flavours cools instead of flaming the palate making the taste experience totally enjoyable.
2019 VON SCHÖNBORN ESTATE RIESLING V653535, $18.95.