About This Wine
Imagine a wine that makes music in your glass.
Imagine no longer. Pour a glass of Eroica Riesling from Chateau Ste. Michelle, and taste a wine that’s bold and forward from its Washington roots, yet elegant and refined from its German inspiration. Named for Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica was launched in 1999 by Chateau Ste. Michelle and Germany’s Dr. Loosen estate.
Eroica represents an intermingling of Old World and New World philosophies, tapping the experience of legendary German vintner Ernst Loosen and the exceptional winegrapes grown by Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington’s Columbia Valley.
After a decade, we have truly found our ‘Eroica style,’” enthuses winemaker Bob Bertheau. “We always strive for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.” The Columbia Valley growing season provided ideal weather for achieving that vision, with lots of sunshine and warm weather. The 2010 Eroica is delicious and beautifully balanced. You could even call it melodic.
One of the world's great grapes. Distinctive floral bouquet with balancing acidity. Grows best in cool areas where grapes ripen slowly. Subject to " noble rot", making wines of great richness and sweetness. Low alcohol.
- Grape Composition:100% Riesling
- Grape Source:Columbia Valley Growing Region of Washington
- Aromas & Flavors:Mandarin Orange, Sweet Lime and Subtle Minerals
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing SuggestionIndian curries, crab, scallops, or Asian fare.
Eroica has a proven ability to age; in fact it needs at least a half decade in the cellar to show its real strengths. Tight and packed with primary fruit flavors of lime and peach, this beautifully proportioned wine has perceptible sweetness but plenty of natural acidity. Lively and fresh today, but best given a few more years in the cellar. — P.G. (12/15/2011)
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