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.