Vinous Reverie Notes
The Rheingau vineyards are extraordinary as they rise up through the lower foothills of the Taunus Mountains along the Rhine River. At almost exactly the 50° latitude mark, the Rhine changes to go east-to-west course for 15 miles. In the east - from Hochheim to Rudesheim - deep-reaching, fine sandy soils influence the characters of the wines. In the west - from Rudesheim to Lorch - meager soils, often with a high slate content, lend the wines their distinctive properties. This special environment results in perfectly situated south-facing sun-kissed vineyards with steep slopes and residual slate soil that give the wines fine fruit flavors, elegance, and flair. Deep loess-clay and quartzite soils produce wines with spicy fruit, abundant extracts and which are complex and rich. Tasting Notes: Aromas include white flowers, honeysuckle, clover honey, narcissus, citrus blossoms, and lime zest. Flavors include white peaches, honeydew melon, cherries, and hints of pineapple. There is a medium body, good balance and acidity, and a refreshing full finish. Food Pairings: Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, sole, seabass, red snapper, seafood pasta, salads, and soups, veal and pork cutlets, pork tenderloin, creamy chicken dishes, Asian seafood, pork, chicken, vegetable, and noodle dishes, creamy yellow curries and Indian appetizers, Thai food, Mexican pork and chicken dishes, green salads, and mild, medium, and creamy cheeses.