Booze by Design - Leitz Riesling Rheingau 2015
Leitz rieslings have caught my eye since I first saw (and tasted) the Eins Zwei Dry. I liked the clever word play between german and english words in the name of the riesling. While the Eins Zwei Dry is truly a dry riesling, this offering is slightly off dry. Though the Eins Zwei Dry Riesling initially caught my attention and made me familiar with the producer, it was the bold and playful type of this label design that influenced me to select this riesling in particular. The playfulness in its label makes the wine seem approachable in both aesthetic and price. And thankfully in this case, taste is not sacrificed.
Green apples and apricot on the nose tart peach skin on the first sip. finish with notes of wet slate. Overall a great riesling from one of the top producers in the German region of Rheingau, just west of Frankfurt. While being a smaller wine region in Germany, this region produces more riesling than any other region in the country.