Thursday, March 25, 2010
The entire contents were then tossed with some fresh linguine. Nice meal.
The twist came off the cap of a 2006 Domane Wachau Terassen Federspiel Riesling. I purchased two of these at $16 when I needed a couple of bottles to fill out a case to secure the 10% discount at the Italian wine tasting a couple of weeks ago. I have enjoyed DW's Gruner Veltliner and the price ($14.40 with the discount) it was too good to pass up trying the Riesling.
There was a wonderful nose of citrus peel and minerals, and there was a fair dose of kerosene to go with it. There was also a smell of spring about this wine - clean and refreshing. The taste was citrusy but not to the point where it blocked out a taste of wet limestone that I love so much in a good Chablis. Nice to find it in a Riesling as well. Good fruit and depth of flavor lead to a wonderful dry finish that lingered on the tongue. It paired well with the smoked paprika and the red pepper flakes in the sauce.
The wine checked in at 12.5% alcohol. Outstanding wine at this price point.