2015 Reichsrat von Buhl "Bone Dry" Riesling Pfalz

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Winery Notes: "We at Reichsrat von Buhl rely on dry wines. On really dry wines. Dry in German wine regulations can be up to 9g/L of residual sugar. And that is not dry. Or not dry enough. At least not for us. With us is "dry" between 0 and 4g residual sugar. But on the bottle, the law is to just put "dry" on it. Therefore, we have considered visualizing our type of dry, namely bone-dry, and especially on the label. The next consideration was to integrate the respective wine aromas visually into the skull, which stands for "bochentrocken". Et voilà - von Buhl Bone Dry was born!" This Riesling has just 1.1g/L residual sugar! At a very moderate 12% Alc and racy 6.7 TA...this is a fresh, zesty, palate cleansing Riesling that wildly drinkable and refreshing - perfect for summer sipping. (p.s. the label is pretty awesome and changes under a black light too - perfect for Halloween / Día de los Muertos!) Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Germany Wine Buyer

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/26/2017 | Send Email
While I'm fine with sweet riesling, I'm well aware that we're living in the new age of bone dry everything. Sugar is the enemy to a lot of modern drinkers, so why not see what real German riesling tastes like when it's "bone dry"? This is a total winner of a wine from front to back. The first sip lights up the taste buds with tingly and tangy acidity and the finish is a laser beam of fresh acidity and more tangy fruit, accented with spice and zip. I could drink this all day long (and I plan to at some point this weekend).

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Varietal:

Riesling

- While the rest of the world has often misappropriated the name--Welchriesling, Riesling Italico, Gray Riesling and Emerald Riesling are all names applied to varieties that are NOT Riesling--this exceptional German varietal has managed to maintain its identity. Perhaps its biggest claims to fame are its intoxicating perfume, often described as having honeyed stone fruit, herb, apple and citrus notes, and its incredible longevity - the wines lasting for decades. Aged Rieslings often take on a distinctive and alluring Petrol-like aroma. Within Germany, the grape seems to do best in the warming slate soils of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. Other German regions that turn out great Rieslings include Pfalz, Rheingau and Nahe. German Rieslings are made in a range of ripeness levels. The top wines are assigned Pr├Ądikat levels to describe their ripeness at harvest. These are: Kabinett, Sp├Ątlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein and Trockenbeerenauslese. Riesling has also achieved acclaim in France's Alsace, the only region in that country where the grape is officially permitted. Alsatian Rieslings are typically dry and wonderfully aromatic. Austrian Riesling is also steadily gaining praise and fine Riesling is also produced in Italy's Alto-Adige and Friuli, in Slovenia and much of Central and Eastern Europe. In the New World its stronghold is Australia, where it does best in the Eden and Clare Valleys. It is also planted in smaller amounts in New Zealand. In the US, winemakers are eschewing the syrupy sweet versions of the 1970s and 1980s, instead making elegant and balanced wines in both California and Washington State.
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Germany

- Thanks to a recent string of excellent vintages and to the reemergence of Germany onto the international wine writing scene, this is a country that's hot, hot, hot! Germany is divided into 13 wine Region and produces a very wide variety of wine styles, from incredibly high-acid, dry wines to some of the sweetest, most unctuous concoctions on the planet and even a few surprisingly hearty reds. Most of the highest-quality wines are grown on steep banks along the rivers in these Region. Small vineyards are still mostly hand tended and picked, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these slopes. White wine production accounts for nearly 80% of the total with Riesling being the most important varietal, though Muller-Thurgau is still more widely planted. Click for a list of bestselling items from Germany.
Sub-Region:

Pfalz

Alcohol Content (%): 12
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