Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A J Adam 2009 Dhron Hofberg
There was an Asian inspired meal the other night, but not one that carried a lot of heat with the inspiration. Dinner was sauteed shrimp and baby Bok Choy in a sauce of lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce and honey all reduced down to a glaze before being added to the pan to coat the shrimp and veggies. Simple dish, but the wine was anything but simple.
The wine a 2009 A. J. Adam Dhron Hofberg Riesling from Germany's Mosel region. While it doesn't carry the designation on the label the wine is a feinherb style of Riesling, very dry and almost austere.
Wonderful nose of slate and dust with crisp citrus and apple notes to it, but the minerality was the key here. Sharp, tart, crisp, and electrifying taste of sharp green or yellow apples at their peak. There was some lime zest in the taste as well, but that came mostly at the finish. Very little residual sweetness here, just crispness and a refreshing quality and dry after taste that was almost Chablis like. The finish went on for quite some time. There's one more bottle of this particular wine and I've now added another winery to my list of Mosel favorites. The search is one for more from this producer.
11.5% alcohol and $30.