Grapes: 100% Riesling
AVAILABLE MARKETS: Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin
Shades of Blue Riesling is a semi-dry wine with a fresh and fruity palate that has both tropical fruit notes as well as a crisp citrus finish. Shades of Blue is produced from Germany's Mosel Region, on the steep slopes of the Mosel river. This region is famous for its vineyards comprised primarily of slate, which imparts a mineral characteristic to the wines.
The growing season in the Mosel is long, with harvest generally taking place into October, which ensures that the Riesling grapes reach optimal ripeness and maintain their characteristic juicy acidity. After harvest, the grapes are pressed and the juice is slowly fermented in temperature controlled tanks, preserving the delicate fruit. Following fermentation the wines are kept in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
With fragrant aromas of tropical and stone fruits, this semi-dry Riesling balances ripe fruit notes with a crisp citrus finish. Serve well chilled.
Enjoy Shades of Blue as a refreshing drink on its own at any waterside destination, or pair with spicy dishes, salads, chicken dishes, fish, cheeses or desserts.
GRAPES: 100% Riesling
ACIDITY: 6.4 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 44.6 g/l
points of distinction
- Germany’s Mosel region is known for producing the worlds’ most famous Riesling wines.
- Riesling’s fruity acidity pairs with many different dishes, like spicy & ethnic food.
- Steep vineyards with slate soils give the wine a distinct, characteristic mineral note.
about the grape +
Riesling shows sublime, refined, vibrant aromas and flavors of peaches, apricots and white fruit, with floral and citrus blossom notes. May show slate, earth, tar, smoke or kerosene notes.
Transport yourself to your favorite waterside destination with the tantalizing tropical fruit and sweet citrus notes of Shades of Blue Riesling.