What is a Feinherb Riesling?

Bursting with ripe fruit and floral aromatics, this mineral driven, off-dry Riesling is called ‘Feinherb’ in German. Our masterful winemaker, mentor and grower, Eckehart Groehl, produces this wine with earth-friendly farming and native fermentation in stainless with brief skin contact.

What is sweeter Auslese or Spätlese?

Spatlese wines, richer and often sweeter than Kabinett, pair well with spicy and smoked fare, shellfish and poultry. Auslese refers to hand-picked grapes that are sweeter, with some botrytis cinerea, or “noble rot.” They go with tropical fruit, caramel, and, yes, blue cheese.

What does halbtrocken mean?

German for “half-dry”—defined as less than 1.8% residual sugar. Wines labeled halbtrocken usually still taste extremely dry because of the high corresponding acidity in German wines. The term feinherb is often used as a synonym.

Are Feinherbs sweet?

Feinherb: An unofficial term to describe an off-dry wine similar to Halbtrocken. Liebliche: A sweet wine with up to 45 g/l RS. süß or Süss: A sweet wine with more than 45 g/l RS.

What is Trocken Riesling?

Riesling Trocken is a dry wine classification primarily used in Germany and Austria to distinguish dry style Rieslings with crisp acidity. However, in Germany, the term “Grosses Gewächs” is also used to denote high-quality dry white wines sourced from the country’s most exquisite Grand Cru vineyards.

Is Auslese dry?

Dry Auslese The wines are occasionally made dry (trocken) in some areas, such as Palatinate (Pfalz) but are more typically sweeter, as the very high alcohol levels (around 13-14%) in dry examples can make them unbalanced particularly when young.

Is Auslese a dessert wine?

Riesling is the most planted wine grape in Germany. It is used to produce dry, semi-dry and sweet white wines, sparkling wines, and dessert wines. Riesling Auslese is a sweet white wine.

What is lieblich wine?

“Lieblich” (mild, sweeter) denotes wines with a residual sugar of 50 grams/liter or more. “Süß” (sweet) includes wines with more than 50 grams/liter of residual sugar.

What is the driest German Riesling?

5 to Try: Talkin’ Trocken – Dry German Riesling

  • “Trocken” – the German word for “dry.
  • “Grosses Gewächs” – a classification term that always denotes a wine that’s dry in style.
  • “Dry” – yes, some German winemakers are using more English words on labels for the U.S. market 😉