2008 Fred Loimer Lenz Riesling

I picked this up the other night when I was in the mood for a crisp Riesling… something that happens fairly often. 🙂

The nose showed a tonne of zesty grapefruit, lime and dusty-flinty stone. I love Riesling. A sip gave a refreshing squirt of fresh grapefruit and lime and finished off with that I-just-licked-a-rock flinty minerality that stays around for a bit. It really hit my taste buds in the right way.

This wine really hit the spot, especially if you’re not in the mood for, say a Spätlese with its hint of sweetness – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Its crisp minerality is just right in that tangy kinda’ way. It’s a perfect aperitif wine (sitting around sipping on its own) and its crisp acidity means it would also pair very well with foods like sushi, squash soup or even a salad.

Tasty stuff… and oh yeah, drink more Riesling!

$22.99 at LDB stores here in BC.

4 stars

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