Schloss Vollrads, Riesling Trocken, Rheingau, Germany 2021
(at Menier Penthouse, London SE1, 09 May 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2028
Yum, yum, yum! Don't let memories of the anodyne and sugary German Rieslings of yesteryear put you off this delicious dry wine from one of the Rheingau's leading estates. There is a touch (8.7g/L) of residual sugar, but the racy acidity means that it doesn't taste sweet at all. Only 11% alcohol, and with fantastic ageing potential if you wanted to buy an extra bottle or two to lay down, this is a perfect wine for sipping on a summer's evening, overtly floral, and with a purity of lemon citrus and peach fruit. Elegant, poised and dangerously drinkable.