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WTN: Gunderloch Dry Riesling

Postby Dale Williams » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:22 am

Wednesday was rainy, but in a surprise cleared up in time for the concert by the river. Lovely not-too-warm night with a good bluegrass band. Betsy had made a seafood salad (shrimp and grilled squid) and some pasta with pestol, we also had some cheeses and the 2004 Gunderloch Dry Riesling (Rheinhessen). First of all, though this is listed as "Dry", I think there is just a touch of noticable residual sugar - but with the impressive acidity the overall effect is dry. Rich deep golden plum and peach flavors, intensely mineral finish. Steely backbone, structured yet accessable. Seriously impressive QbA. Where did I get this? Must find more. A-/B+
(PS though my picnic kit includes a corkscrew, the screwcap is a bonus- no need to take a backup bottle for fear of TCA, and no fighting to get cork back in to transport home).

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Re: WTN: Gunderloch Dry Riesling

Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:36 am

I think the Riesling 'Dry' is about 6 g/l residual unmentionable. So it's just edging above taste threshold.

But it is indeed wonderful wine.
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Re: WTN: Gunderloch Dry Riesling

Postby Dale Williams » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:08 am

David,
I'm assuming the "Dry" ISN'T the same as the Gunderloch "Trocken"? According to Winesearcher none of my usual haunts have the Dry (I think I got this at Zachys or Grapes in Rye), but Garys shows the Trocken.
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Re: WTN: Gunderloch Dry Riesling

Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:33 am

Dale Williams wrote:David,
I'm assuming the "Dry" ISN'T the same as the Gunderloch "Trocken"? According to Winesearcher none of my usual haunts have the Dry (I think I got this at Zachys or Grapes in Rye), but Garys shows the Trocken.


They should be the same. There's only one "generic" estate dry riesling. I think they changed from trocken to 'dry' on the label for 2004. That could be some of the confusion. Now if you find the 2004 Niersteiner Pettenthal Trocken that's a great wine. Zachy's has it for $19.99 on sale.

Oh, and the Riesling 'Dry' actually has 8 g/l of sugar. My mistake.
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