Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pacific Rim "Vin de Glaciere" Riesling `07 $14.99 (not TJ's) ****

This was the dessert wine that we first tasted at Sardi's. What I didn't know is that there was a bottle lurking in the fridge back at the home front! 

It was a perfect glass of cold candied sweetness, with a predominant taste of Pineapple.  On the whole, I love Riesling, (although I panned their table wine: Pacific Rim Riesling back when I started this blog).

Pacific Rim "Vin de Glaciere" Riesling  is sweet - like a ripe, lightly honey coated pineapple.  BUT having it served well chilled makes it almost crisp - it is a great juxtaposition of flavor/texture.  Both times that I tasted it, it was the delicious end to a great meal.

This wine has a lot of sugar in it. About the "Ice" method; From their website:  We pick the Vin de Glacière Riesling grapes around 22.5% sugar in order to preserve the natural acidity of the grapes. The grapes are then frozen. We press the grapes frozen, resulting in a concentrated press juice (about 36% sugar) and a low yield (about half the regular yield). The concentrated juice is fermented until we reach 16% Residual Sugar.

S., JPH, et al. ~ /! (AMH) are skiing out west this week.  
AMH & I were lucky enough 
to have some home made goodies baked for us before they left.
(I hope that hers arrives in the mail before this is posted!
Pretty much a perfect breakfast.

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