|Sitting in the Snow|
True winter weather has arrived and it brought a wonderful wine with it. Dinner was a spicy, Thai inspired seafood stew of mussels, shrimp and calamari in a coconut milk broth. It was full of lemon grass and ginger with a suitable dose of chilies.
The wine was a 2010 St. Urbans-Hof Piesport Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett and it's hard to imagine a better wine for the stew. The wine was fragrant from the time the cork came out - full of citrus and mineral aromas. It had typical 2010 acidity, laser like and not shy. Full flavors of citrus and apple with a bit of kiwi mixed in for effect, but once again leaning more toward the mineral side. There was just enough residual sweetness to counteract the acidity and make for a great finish. This is a most wonderful wine and there is one more in the cellar.
2010 St. Urbans-Hof Piesport Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett. 9% alcohol and $20.