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Minkowitsch De Vite Trocken Riesling 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT Riesling that was very much like a Gewürztraminer.

Producer/Winery: Martin and Blandine Minkowitsch; Roland Minkowitsch; Mannersdorf, Austria.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Mannersdorf on the March; Weinviertel, Austria.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $18.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chinese cashew chicken & broccoli

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, light wheat straw color with a little green tint. Aromas of Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) and Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) blossoms, lemon, ripe apples and a tiny bit of mineral. Silky smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel, semi-dry, medium body and a 800-grit texture. Lemon, lime, apple and apricot flavors with a faint mineral background. Just the right amount of bright acidity to balance the lingering sweetness and give it a slightly tart fruit finish that ended dusty and slightly bitter. Great paired with the Chinese dinner and good sipping after the dinner. Riesling is not our favorite wine, but What to Drink with What you Eat recommend Riesling for this dinner so we chilled a bottle and gave it the old college try…and in the end we thought the Riesling was an excellent choice, but Vicky was still hopping for our “House” Gruner Veltliner. We were very pleasantly surprised that there was no petroleum aroma or taste…the primarily reason we shy away from most Rieslings. We called it an EXCELLENT Riesling that was very much like a Gewürztraminer.

Martin and Blandine Minkowitsch at their Mannersdorf vineyard
Photo from Roland Minkowitsch.

Comments: Learn more about Roland Minkowitsch and their wines.

See also: our reviews of other Roland Minkowitsch wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 0 24606 36360 4

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.