A little history lesson
The Riesling grape is a white grape which hales from Rhine, Germany. The grapes’ history dates it as far back as 1435, according to the English translated page of the Count of Katzenelnbogen (German website). Riesling, Wikipedia’s listing, gives alternative sources which claim hold to the grape’s emergence, but Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany is the one with the written history.
Riesling grapes are a white grape; and acidic, with a perfumed odor. Grown in the Pfalz or Palatinate (wine region) of Germany, Riesling grapes are one of the three highest rated grapes used in wine production because they are plucked from the vine at a young age.
On to the tasting!
Pfalz Pölka Dot Riesling 2011 is a white wine which is sweet, acidic, and perfumed. The label reads, “…flavors and aromas of tangerine and lime with hints of peach and honeysuckle.” Honestly, I could taste nothing but the alcohol, but that is because I rarely drink…which, for this blog, is funny when you think about it since I will be doing wine tastings!
Alcoholic content is 10.5%, which is a low ABV (alcohol by volume) level. This is a good wine paired with chicken or fish, or with spicy dishes.
Have a bite of food, a sip of wine to mingle the flavors, and repeat.
Wine.com lists Pfalz Pölka Dot Riesling 2011 at $11.99, and is currently sold out as of this writing, so check back with them, or check your local stores for availability.