Römerhof 2014 Mosel Riesling Kabinett ($12.99)


This simple but very pleasant Riesling is a light straw color in the glass, with just a hint of brassy green. Its fresh aroma and flavor begin with a distinct green apple scent on the nose, opening to something more aromatic on the palate, a hint of juicy peach at first adding ripe, juicy, tart-sweet satsuma tangerine as you swish the wine in your mouth. Crisp, cleansing acidity nicely balances light, fresh-fruit sweetness in a well-balanced wine. Easy sipping at 7.5% alcohol, a level that’s startlingly low compared with most table wines but is still typical of simple Mosel Rieslings. U.S. importer: Winesellers Ltd., Niles, Ill. (June 10, 2016)

FOOD MATCH: I like slightly sweet, acidic German Rieslings with spicy fare. This went very well with Kalan Milagu, a spicy North Indian mushroom and tomato stew, made from this recipe on New Delhi’s NDTV “SmartCooky” food section online.

WHEN TO DRINK: This simple Riesling is so good now that there is no reason not to drink it up soon. It’s not a wine made for cellaring away. Still, given Riesling’s ageworthy character and this wine’s metal screwcap, it should hold well enough for a few years.

VALUE: I’m very happy with this appealing Riesling in the lower teens and would eagerly buy more at this price.

Importer Winesellers Ltd. has a short fact sheet at this link.

The Röerhof website is available in German and English. Click here for an English summary of the Riesling Kabinett.

I regret that our friends at Wine-Searcher.com currently show only German vendors. However, U.S. importer Winesellers Ltd. may have more information as supplies of the wine get to the U.S. For information, sales materials and other inquiries, I suggest you ask your local retailer, or contact Winesellers directly at www.winesellersltd.com or +1-847-647-1100 for information about vendors in your area.

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