Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WBW#45 Wine Blogging Wednesday with the WORLD

2002 Weingut Birgit Eichinger Riesling Strasser Gaisberg

http://www.weingut-eichinger.at/01news_new.html

Although I think that Riesling probably is the queen of all white grapes, I prefer dryer versions such as this to German non-dessert wine Rieslings containing significant residual sugar. Birgit Eichinger is a rising star in an Austrian winemaking world dominated mostly by male winemakers. This Austrian dry Riesling is somewhat restrained and yes, perhaps even feminine. Pale straw in color despite nearly 6 years of age, the nose is floral with perhaps a bit of oilyness to it. There are flavors of quince paste, oranges, a touch of grass and ginger aside a fairly good dose of minerality and acidity. Still quite fresh and refreshing, it perhaps just lacks a best of zest to get it into the excellent category. A very good buy at $10 on a closeout, although I did have at least one of my 12 bottles polluted with TCA.

1 comment:

Dale Cruse said...

Sounds like you had as much fun with your German Riesling as I did on this Wine Blogging Wednesday!