Friday, February 27, 2009

Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Kabinett, 2005

Here we have one of my favorite Easter wines! We matched this with ham last year. It's worth noting that white wine is the preferred match for glazed ham. We went with a bottle of 2005 Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Kabinett, a delicious wine from one of the world's premier makers, from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region in Germany. With floral notes, fresh peaches, and a hint of grapefruit on the nose, this light-bodied gem was a perfect match for the honey glaze. Flavors of melon on the mouth, well-balanced, some crisp acidity and good mineral in the finish. $25 a bottle, pretty standard for good Riesling. I should also list the different general levels of grape ripeness - and thus tendencies towards sweetness - for German Rieslings, all QmP (Qualitätswein mit Prädikat), in ascending order: Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, and Eiswein. Enjoy!


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