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2015 Riesling Halbtrocken "Handwerk" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Handwerk" Halbtrocken, Mosel, Germany 2015 {sustainable}

100% Riesling

LEMON & PINEAPPLE, PRISTINE SLATE & FLINT, UBER-ERFRISCHEND, JA!

It might not be fair to outright assert that Mosel Rieslings represent the absolute epitome of the grape’s signature combination of intense minerality and unremitting tropical citrus, but the region is certainly a contender for Riesling “world capital” status. The wines ain’t cheap, but the quality is reliably very high. The Melsheimer estate crafts this cuvée from grapes grown in several of its prized vineyards, striving for exceptional balance. The result is identified as “feinherb,” which basically lies between “dry” and “off-dry,” but the residual sugar here is very slight. Delicious!

Serving Suggestion: Japanese squid salad w/ sesame, cucumbers, & pickled plum. Hawaiian pizza w/ tomato, garlic, & pineapple (ham optional).

15.99

69 in stock

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2012 Riesling Kabinett "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2012

100% Riesling

TANGY KIWI & LEMONADE, SLATE, FIRM & FIERCE YET OPULENT

Clocking in at a lean, clean 10.5 % alcohol and bearing only the faintest kiss of residual sugar, this dryish gem is stony, vaguely tropical, and vibrating with raw, Riesling-rific energy. The haunting elegance of the Mosel chimes through loud and clear. Thorsten Melsheimer, the estate’s current torchbearer, employs only organic methods (certified biodynamic as of 2013) and lets his vineyards’ excellent terroir speak for itself...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout w/ smashed potato & thyme. Triple cream cheeses.

23.99

4 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

TANGY KIWI & LEMONADE, SLATE, FIRM & FIERCE YET OPULENT

Clocking in at a lean, clean 10.5 % alcohol and bearing only the faintest kiss of residual sugar, this dryish gem is stony, vaguely tropical, and vibrating with raw, Riesling-rific energy. The haunting elegance of the Mosel chimes through loud and clear. Thorsten Melsheimer, the estate’s current torchbearer, employs only organic methods (certified biodynamic as of 2013) and lets his vineyards’ excellent terroir speak for itself...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout w/ smashed potato & thyme. Triple cream cheeses.

19.99

14 in stock

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2013 Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling Sekt "Mullay-Hofberg," Mosel, Germany 2013 {sustainable}

100% Riesling

LEMON & PEAR, RICH & TART, GLIMMERING LIQUID GOLD

Like an autumnal postcard from the tropics surrounded by golden leaves, this imposing sekt celebrates an intrinsically Riesling-bourne intensity. Brimming with ripe, pearish, richness and a rarzor-sharp lemony edge, this full-bodied bubbly has become deeply golden with a half-decade of aging in the bottle. Produced identically to vintage Champagne and grown on the steep slopes Thorsten Melsheimer’s 11 hectares of coveted Mullay-Hofberg vineyard overlooking the Mosel river, this is truly exceptional.

Serving Suggestion: Cambodian-style coconut curry soup w/ prawns & lemongrass. Smoked trout, shallot, leek quiche w/ a flaky crust!

34.99

8 in stock

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2014 Riesling Spatlese Schaf "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Spatlese Schaf, Mosel, Germany 2014

100% Riesling

LIME DREAMSICLE, MANDARIN ORANGE, SWEET BUT SNAPPY

This is the fifth generation of the Melsheimer family to grow Riesling on some of the steepest slopes in the Mosel.  While the Spatlese designation often connotes a Riesling of noticeable sweetness, the sugar in this one is subtle.  The acidity is so high that it masks the sweetness, and the sweetness in turn masks the acidity, resulting in perfect balance.  The flavors are big and racy, like key lime meringue pie with a dash of creamy vanilla and a tantalizing finish.

Serving Suggestion: Slate-plate grilled bass w/ a cilantro-lime marinade.  Sticky rice grabbed by the handful and dunked in spicy Thai chili dip.

29.99

1 in stock

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2015 Riesling Spatlese Schaf "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Spatlese Schaf, Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

LIME DREAMSICLE, MANDARIN ORANGE, SWEET BUT SNAPPY

This is the fifth generation of the Melsheimer family to grow Riesling on some of the steepest slopes in the Mosel.  While the Spatlese designation often connotes a Riesling of noticeable sweetness, the sugar in this one is subtle.  The acidity is so high that it masks the sweetness, and the sweetness in turn masks the acidity, resulting in perfect balance.  The flavors are big and racy, like key lime meringue pie with a dash of creamy vanilla and a tantalizing finish.

Serving Suggestion: Slate-plate grilled bass w/ a cilantro-lime marinade.  Sticky rice grabbed by the handful and dunked in spicy Thai chili dip.

29.99

54 in stock

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