Müller-Grossmann Riesling, Furth, Kremstal 2018
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and crisp|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Pork Casserole|
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This wine, from a 10-hectare, certified sustainable, family estate in the village of Furth in the Kremstal region, has it all: fragrant orchard fruit (apple, pear, peach) with a swish of spice, then a teasing touch of spritz before the palate fans out into ripe fruit and supple texture, tightening up again with mineral dryness and chiselled acidity. 13%.
It's ideal as an aperitif, but the other star attraction of Riesling is its food-matching prowess. Aside from going well with a lot of fish and seafood, it can handle several of the key flavourings that change main ingredients and, in so doing, sabotage wines that would otherwise have been good partners. Riesling retains its integrity in the face of all sorts of spices and herbs, citrus juice and zest, vinegar and salt. To give a few examples, dry Riesling is generally a good match for Thai and Vietnamese food, for dishes with capers, green olives or mustardy dressings, veal escalope with lemon squeezed on it, or similarly treated pork or chicken.’