Karl May Riesling Gutswein Trocken 2017 2017

Riesling is one of the wine world’s most noble grapes. And, it’s a white we get a lot of requests for – especially the deliciously bone-dry styles.

Well, thirsty fans are in luck with this discovery, unearthed by our expert in Germany – considered the top destination for world-class Riesling. It was crafted at the renowned Karl May Estate (established 1815, but local records indicate their original winery is the oldest building in the region). It lies near the Rhine River in premium Rheinhessen. And today, seventh-generation brothers Peter and Fritz May are continuing their family’s proud tradition of making seriously top-notch examples of Riesling.

This one’s crafted with estate-grown grapes (indicated by the word Gutswein on the label) and is Trocken, aka: dry. It bursts with ripe, citrus- and orchard-fruit character, and has the fruit vibrancy to stand up to spicy dishes – go for Thai or Japanese noodles. Traditional German dishes like schnitzel or späetzle are also fantastic.

Country

Germany

Varietal

Riesling

Region

Rheinhessen

Alcohol

12.0

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2017