Monday, March 4, 2013

Instant Spring

It has been a week since the sun shined in this area - or the clouds have permitted the sunshine to actually reach the ground.  It was time to take drastic measures and the quickest way to sunshine proved to be through a bottle of wine.  In this case it was a 2009 Graccher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett from Weingut Max Ferd. Richter.  This wine was spot on with its acidity and crispness and the light and airy feeling it left in the mouth.  There were aromas of citrus blossoms and wildflowers and a fresh citrus and crisp apple flavor.  A bit of residual sugar sitting on top of a dry, mineral taste kept things in balance. 

It took all day to drink the bottle, a late morning glass with a bite or two of smoked salmon,  and afternoon snack with a couple shrimp and some Gruyere cheese and a glass with a cheesy pizza for dinner.  The last glass was as good as the first.  This morning the sun is shining, and though it is going back to cloudy this afternoon I have a new remedy for cloudy days. 

As an interesting side note to the wine, it was purchased two years ago during a wine tasting with Dr. Dirk Richter from the Richter estate. 

2009 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riseling Kabinett.  8% alcohol and $20.

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