Dry Riesling

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Dry RieslingRiesling has a long history with several written references to the variety dating from the 15th century.  The Riesling grape is widely believed to have originated from wild vines of the Rhine region.  Riesling wines are often consumed when young; however, Riesling is a unique white wine which due to naturally high acidity makes it suitable for extended aging.  In the town of Bremen, Germany,  Riesling wines are stored in barrels dating back to the 1653 vintage.

Our Riesling is a pure varietal and true to tradition is not oaked.  It offers a distinctive floral and green apple aroma mixed with mineral elements which gives it a brisk, “racy” quality.  Its high natural level of acidity enables it to balance a hint of residual sugar, setting off aromas of rose, apple, pear, peach and apricot and leading to a grand crisp finish of flinty mineral notes.  Riesling is a versatile wine for pairing with food, because of its balance of sugar and acidity. It can be paired with white fish or pork, and is one of the few wines that can stand up to the stronger flavors and spices of Thai and Chinese cuisine.

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Dean is the owner/winemaker at Four Leaves Winery in Durango, Colorado. A seasoned winemaker, Dean opened Four Leaves Winery on January 1st, 2012. Dean and his sidekick Max have been entertaining visitors on Main Avenue ever since.