Diel 2016 Dorsheim Riesling Trocken, Nahe, Germany
Diel 2016 Dorsheim Riesling Trocken, Nahe, Germany

Diel 2016 Dorsheim Riesling Trocken, Nahe, Germany

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Lovely Riesling from an elite producer of top quality Riesling. A dry wine that teases with lovely floral aromas that suggest sweetness, but turns first impressions on its nose. It is dry and full of lovely fruit - think spiced apricots and peaches, hints

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A blend of Rieslings from four vineyards grown in gravelly soil. A dry wine that teases with lovely floral aromas that suggest sweetness, but turn first impressions on its nose. This wine is dry and full of lovely fruit - think spiced apricots and peaches, hints of smoke, and a distinctive slatey minerality, with a long and lingering finish. Pair as an aperitif, or with fish and poultry. Note:  Trocken on a German wine label indicates that a wine is dry.

The Schlossgut Diel property in the Nahe wine region of Germany includes vineyards, a castle and winery, and are significant historically. The  Diel family bought the winery in 1802 from Baron Dalberg, who successfully prevented its confiscation by Napoleon’s troops in 1789. The winery is currently owned by noted gourmand and wine aficionado, Armin Diel, who is recognized for promoting German wine. His daughter, Caroline, oversees winemaking. Diel’s wines offer comparisons of both terroir and intensity, achieved at various levels of ripeness. Diel is among the very few who still produces each Grosses Gewächs (equivalent to Grand Cru, meaning Great Growth) site at each Pradikät (ripeness level expressed in ripeness level terms, e.g. residual sugar).

Diel's steep vineyards are on soils of clay, slate, quartz and gravels. Because of the steepness of the slopes, organic viticulture is practiced as much as possible. With recognized great sites, meticulous vineyard management and winemaking, Diel's wines continue to receive wide acclaim. 

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