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Dr. Heidemanns 2019 Riesling

Dr. Heidemanns 2019 Riesling

The Dr. Heidemanns 2019 Riesling

Dr. Heidemanns 2019 Riesling

 

The Dr. Heidemanns 2019 Riesling – Dry from Mosel, Germany, exemplifies the quintessential characteristics of a high-quality dry Riesling, making it an exceptional choice for a wide range of culinary pairings. Its profile, marked by crisp, high acidity and a light body, positions it perfectly as a versatile companion to food.

Tasting Notes and Pairing Suggestions:

Acidity:

The crisp and high acidity is a defining feature, making this wine exceptionally refreshing and a wonderful palate cleanser. This quality allows it to pair beautifully with foods that have a natural fat content or a creamy texture, as it cuts through the richness, balancing each bite.

Body:  

Being light-bodied, this Riesling is neither overwhelming nor heavy, making it suitable for both light dishes and those with more pronounced flavors, without overshadowing the food’s natural tastes.

Flavor Profile:

 A delightful array of flavors, including green apple, peach, lime, and tropical notes, complemented by an undercurrent of minerality, characterizes this Riesling. These flavors contribute to the wine’s overall freshness and complexity, making it a pleasure to drink on its own or alongside a meal.

Pairings:

This Riesling is an excellent match for shellfish, where its minerality and acidity can enhance the sweetness of the seafood. Grilled fish, pork, and chicken also benefit from the wine’s acidity and fruit notes, which can highlight the dishes’ flavors without competing with them. The wine’s aromatic profile, featuring green apple and peach, provides a fruity counterpoint to the savory qualities of pork and chicken, while its lime and tropical notes offer a refreshing finish that complements the delicate flavors of grilled fish.

Personal Insight:

We had the good fortune to spend Easter with Linda’s Cousin and they made a delightful culinary experience featuring lobster, crab, and shrimp, This dry Riesling stood out as a remarkable choice. This wine’s vibrant acidity and citrus-forward profile cut through the richness of these shellfish, providing a palate-cleansing effect with each sip.

Lobster: Was prepared in a rich, buttery sauce, Since lobster benefits from the crispness of a dry Riesling, this wine’s acidity contrasted beautifully with the buttery texture, while its citrus and mineral notes complemented the lobster’s inherent sweetness.

Crab: Crab meat, known for its delicate flavor and sweet undertones, paired wonderfully with this Riesling. The wine’s brightness and slight mineral edge enhanced the crab’s flavor without overpowering it, making for a refreshing and balanced pairing.

Shrimp: This shrimp was grilled which was a amazing pairing partner to this dry Riesling. The wine’s lively acidity and fruitiness elevated the dish, highlighting the shrimp’s sweetness and the nuances of its preparation.

Closing Notes: Dr. Heidemanns 2019 Riesling

The Dr. Heidemanns 2019 Riesling Dry from Mosel is a testament to the versatility and culinary friendliness of dry Riesling wines. Whether enjoyed with a meal or sipped on its own, it promises a delightful tasting experience that showcases the best of what Riesling from the Mosel region has to offer. At $25 it’s a great wine to have available.

Structure Breakdown:

Acidity: Crisp/ High

Body: Light

Tannins: Low to zero

Pairs with:

shellfish, Grilled Fish, pork, chicken

Green apple, peach lime, minerals, tropical

Vino – Rater Score: 90

 

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