There is nothing better than a long weekend with flawless weather. For the past three days, I have been hanging out with the family in the wild’s of Canada’s north catching some sun, eating way to much and drinking some great white wine. I don’t know what it is, but a chilled Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Riesling seems to act like sunscreen for the soul. Draining a bottle of a racy white on a hot summer afternoon makes everything seem to go a bit slower so you can get every last drop of relaxation out of your extra day off work. This week’s wine was the one that put me in my happy place and made me wish that everyday could be a long weekend.
The 2009 Studert-Prüm Riesling Kabinett from Germany’s Mosel region is an off-dry wine with refreshing flavours of lemon, fresh lime, white peach, apricot with a sweet floral note that intertwines the fruit. The wine has incredible acidity that counter-balances the sweetness and makes it vibrant and thirst-quenching. With only 8.1% alcohol, the 2009 Studert-Prüm will let you enjoy your afternoon without knocking you out for the count like so many other high alcohol wines might. This wine can age, but to get the most refreshing experience, drink it ASAP. Perhaps on your next sunny weekend afternoon.
I would recommend pairing the Studert-Prüm with a fresh green salad and a light vinaigrette dressing. As for cheese, I would recommend trying it with a brie or a chèvre.
At $18.95, this is a well made wine at a pretty good value. With a month left in summer (I know…what a downer) I recommend running out and picking up a bottle of this great white wine…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think by commenting below. If you’re not following me yet on Twitter, you can find me at http://twitter.com/AdamsWOTW.