Wine Review: Anne de K Riesling 2016

Anne de K Riesling 2016

This is a wine review of an Anne De K Riesling produced by Anne de K. The vintage chosen for this review is the 2016. This riesling varietal is from Alsace, France with an alcohol content of 12% and price at $12.99 at Total Wine.

Appearance

This wine is clear and pale lemon in color.

Aroma/Nose

The wine is clean with medium intensity aromas. Aromas of honeysuckle and blossom hit the nose immediately followed by apple and wet stone minerality. I found this wine to be youthful.

Taste/Palate

This is a dry wine with high acidity and medium body. The flavor intensity is pronounced with notes of blossom, apple, lemon, lime and wet stone. I thought there were some slight tertiary notes of almond in there as well.  This wine has a long finish.

Overall Experience

Anne de K Riesling 2016 has a good balance and complexity level that spanned to about 4-5 flavor clusters. The palate had a higher intensity level than the nose and finish was nice and long. I would call this an outstanding wine that is ready to drink now, but suitable for aging due to high acidity and that almond note I caught on the finish.

Pairings

Food – Shellfish and Seafood

Cigar – CAO Esteli TAA Exclusive 2018 or Montecristo White Series

Winemakers Notes

Total Wine – Alsace- France- Fruity, round and full of freshness, this Riesling offers an aromatic and harmonious palette. Its well-balanced structure makes it a grape variety that is easy to drink. It is a perfect complement to shellfish and fish dishes.