24/07/05 – Devil’s Rock (Germany) Riesling 2004

Devil’s Rock (Germany) Riesling 2004
I make no apologies for choosing Devil’s Rock Riesling as Wine of the Week, even though it has featured in previous vintages. Along with other modern German rieslings like Ernie Loosen’s ‘Naked Grape’ (also from the Pfalz and also in Waitrose), Devil’s Rock is the essence of summertime drinking. It is dry, racy, fresh, and crisp, with aromas of apple and lime, but there is an underlying ripeness of tropical passionfruit and lychee with the grapes ripened fully in the warmer Pfalz climate. Modern winemaking techniques like lees ageing and stirring add extra richness and texture. On the palate it has quite a full, plump texture, but plenty of crisp citrus fruit and clean as a whistle acidity pushes through. This is stylish, easy drinking and food-friendly Riesling at a very affordable price. £4.49 Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Somerfield. Tesco, Co-op