Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I Like my Kerpen Rieslings

I Like my Kerpen Rieslings

For the past few years, I have been enjoying the Rieslings produced by the Kerpen Winery  on the banks of the Mosel. Bought another couple recently in Joe Karwig’s in Carrigaline and once again the pleasure was all mine.

Kerpen Classic Riesling 2006 (Mosel), €12.92 Karwig Wines 

Bright gold in the glass. Just love the great burst of flavour that runs right through before finishing long and dry. Elegant and with good weight, really well balanced. Good with fish, salads or on its own. Highly recommended.

Gutsabfullung is a word you’ll see on many German wine bottles. It means estate bottled.

Kerpen Riesling 2010 (Blauschiefer, Bernkastel, Mosel), €13.55, Karwig Wines 

This estate bottled Riesling is perhaps my favourite of the two. It is bright with straw green colours and modestly aromatic. Ripe fruits reach all areas before a long dry finish. Luscious apple-ly fruits yet really well balanced and with a great texture. Good with fish with light sauces or as a thirst quencher. Highly recommended.

Bereich Bernkastel is one of six wine districts in the wine region of Mosel. The vineyards are on the slopes of the River Mosel, a tributary of the Rhine.

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