A Great Non-Oaked White

AlsaceVignesANOTHER NON-OAKED WHITE – and it’s not a Chardonnay.

Alsace Riesling is probable the least understood great white. Their fault, not ours. But I’m not going into all the reasons for its lack of fame – enjoy this bottle. You’re sure to say “I never thought that dry Riesling could have so much character, so much flavour.”  It’s the last great non-oaked white.  (Along with all the ‘great unknowns’ coming out of Italy).

CAVE DE TURCKHEIM 09 Riesling Vielles Vignes, France 315036 Vintages $19.95

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2 Comments

  • I’ve never tried an Alsatian Riesling, but I’m a huge fan of the dry Niagara Rieslings. Can you generalize similarities and differences between the two?

  • Hi John, fellow Niagara Riesling fan. Generally speaking the Alsace wines are fuller, richer than our locals. More ‘manly’. Have more impact and food hardiness. Enjoy.

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