Friday, 4 April 2008

My first 2007

Britzinger Sonnhole Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken, Baden, Markgräflerland. Price EUR 4.99. I wanted a nice light wine this evening. At 10.5% alcohol, this fitted the bill. Not the most demanding on the nose and palate, but I wasn't expecting fireworks. I tend to find that a little extra residual sweetness goes a long way in rieslings, which is why I chose one in the "off-dry" style. Most Germans would read "halbtrocken" and their "residual sugar" alarm bells would start ringing. However, this is still a pretty dry wine for international tastes. In fact, maybe even a little more RS would be good for this wine.

Riesling isn't that common in this most southwesterly part of Germany, so the odd bottles of the stuff that are made tend to be novelties.