06/04/2014 – Weingut Pfluger, Riesling Trocken 2013

Weingut Pfluger, Riesling Trocken 2013, Germany
A Riesling Trocken, meaning ‘dry’ in German, this wine comes from the Pfalz, a more southerly German wine region where grapes have a little extra ripening power. It is very fresh, at the moment with a tiny spritz of Carbon dioxide on the tongue, but that is just its youth – this is a dry, stil table wine. The 11.5% alcohol makes it very easy to drink, opening with aromas of fresh sliced apple and pear, a hint of citrus zest and of almond blossom – very spring like. On the palate it is just delicious. A fine core of acidity gives that crisp orchard fruit balance again of tartness and sweetness, with a lovely saline note adding a savoury aspect on the finish. Watch the video for more information and food matching suggestions. 9.75, Dudley-Jones Fine Wines, or 8.77 by the unmixed case ( ).