Do you know Nahe? Nahe is a wine province in Germany along the… you guessed it, River Nahe. If you don’t know this river, it’s a relatively small river that is a branch to the Rhine (a relatively huge river). The Nahe is east of Luxembourg, if that helps give you a sense of location. While the description of wine in Nahe doesn’t go back as far as additional regions, like Mosel, it has established itself as a top quality province. It’s a province most known for its colorless wines and riesling is the most common grape here.
While I know that Hooked riesling is from the Nahe province, they don’t say exactly where within the Nahe it originates. There are in fact a few different sub-regions within Nahe. But I reckon it’s honest to say that a bargain wine like this is dodgy to be from a specific, singular appellation.
This is a honestly predictable, but subdue quite enjoyable http://1000-facts-about-wine.com riesling. The aromas are citrus, apple, mineral and a touch of perfume. The palate is off dry with tasty flavors of apple, peach and pear. The acidity is sufficient, but not out of this world. It finishes with lingering apple and citrus flavors.
Overall, I’d say it’s excellent. It doesn’t really knock my socks off. But then again, it’s only $12 and at that fee it’s fantastic.
Wine: Hooked Riesling