While some may know German Riesling only as a mass-market semi-sweet wine, the truth is that Germany continues to produce remarkably elegant and aromatically intense Riesling in styles ranging from very crisp and dry to well-balanced and sweet, displaying a remarkable range of flavors.
In this seminar, we will review the history of German Riesling, the variety itself and the resulting wines from this special marriage of grape to location. Through examination of the structural components of six top German Estate Rieslings ranging from Trocken (dry) to medium-sweet, you will learn the German pradikat wine classification system and understand the reasoning behind it. You wil leave this class with the knowledge to read a German wine label and from that information provided, have a good idea of what’s in the bottle.
Join Lee Schlesinger, a 15-year industry veteran and wine educator from Winesellers Ltd. Lee will present wines from his company’s extensive German estate import portfolio:
Dr.Pauly Dry Riesling QBA 2014
Dr.Pauly Noble House Riesling QBA 2015
Dr.Heyden Oppenheimer Riesling Kabinett 2015
Dr.Thanisch Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 2011
Dr.Thanisch Benkasteler Riesling Spatlese Trocken 2014
GA Schneider Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese 2013