2014 Riesling Spatlese Schaf "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)
Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Spatlese Schaf, Mosel, Germany 2014100% Riesling LIME DREAMSICLE, MANDARIN ORANGE, SWEET BUT SNAPPY This is the fifth generation of the Melsheimer family to grow Riesling on some of the steepest slopes in the Mosel. While the Spatlese designation often connotes a Riesling of noticeable sweetness, the sugar in this one is subtle. The acidity is so high that it masks the sweetness, and the sweetness in turn masks the acidity, resulting in perfect balance. The flavors are big and racy, like key lime meringue pie with a dash of creamy vanilla and a tantalizing finish. Serving Suggestion: Slate-plate grilled bass w/ a cilantro-lime marinade. Sticky rice grabbed by the handful and dunked in spicy Thai chili dip.