With summer now fully upon us, I am very likely to be popping the cork on some lighter wines – white and blush, especially. They just seem more weather-appropriate, you know? And they also tend to complement the types of meals one generally gravitates toward on a sweltering summer day. As I may have mentioned previously, I used to live in Germany (twice, actually). Yet much to my chagrin, while there I didn’t get to take advantage of the opportunity to experience the outstanding wines. The first time I was too young. The second time … that’s a long story. lol One of these days I’m going to make a return trip (a nice lengthy one) and correct that. In the meantime, I’ll be buying what I can find in my local area to sample and enjoy – such as this inexpensive Riesling. Another Riesling in a blue bottle!
Vineyard: Schmitt Söhne
Appellation: Rheinhessen, Germany
Price: $11.29 for 1 Liter
Notes: The color of this Schmitt Söhne Qualitätswein was very pale straw. The bouquet was quite faint, carrying scents of apple, grapefruit and grass. Acidity was good, and the body was light. Flavors I detected were also on the lighter side. They included honey (not surprising as this selection comes in at 9.5% alcohol), pear, apple, a hint of apricot and grapefruit on the finish. It was light and fruity. It was also quite inexpensive on sale – in the liter bottle – for $7.99.