About This Wine
Armin Diel is one of Germany’s most acclaimed Riesling producers.
His family has owned the celebrated estate of Schlossgut Diel in Burg Layen (in the Nahe River Valley) since 1802. Diel assumed management of the winery — a 12th-century medieval castle with adjacent vineyards — in 1987.
Ten years later, Diel acquired Burgberg, another outstanding vineyard. The parcels have been classified on an official ground tax map with the highest possible ranking since 1901, giving them status comparable to a Burgundy Grand Cru. And now, Diel also is crafting world-class Riesling for Washington’s Long Shadows wine company under the Poet’s Leap label.
Using grapes sourced from four distinctive Columbia Valley vineyards, Diel has crafted a 2011 vintage of astounding quality. It’s a multi-layered beauty reminiscent of fine German Riesling, with abundant fruit flavor and an underlying minerality. Also like the best German Rieslings, it’s very food-friendly.
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:4 Vineyards in Columbia Valley Region of Washington
- Aromas & Flavors:Citrus, Ripe Peach, Minerals and Flint
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestionspicy Thai fare, or wienerschnitzel.
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