Woody, smoky notes belie the intensely fruity palate of this medium-sweet Rieslaner. A cross of Riesling and Sylvaner, it carries out the traits of its parents faithfully—aromatic and peachy, yet intensely herbaceous and grassy too. It finishes long, with a streak of sunny, lemon acidity.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org