The Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021 is a $4.99 Trader Joe’s imported wine from the Rheinhessen region of Germany. Both Trader Joe’s and Aldi are German companies that are famous for their European value wine selection. Trader Joe’s knows German wine.
If you think that $4.99 is too cheap for a decent bottle of wine you can go to New York where this wine sells for between $10 and $11. New York has a law against chain liquor stores and only allows supermarkets to sell beer. Some Trader Joe’s exclusive wines find their way into New Your retail wine shops and the price is typically twice that of Trader Joe’s.
The Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021 is imported by Schafer-Reichart Selections which is behind several other Trader Joe’s import wines. Rheinhessen is the largest grape-growing district in Germany and 71% of the grapes grown are White grape varietals with Riesling as the leading grape. Grapes have been grown here since Roman times. The best-known Riesling area in Germany is Mosel which is one of the finest winemaking regions in the world.
The Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021 is a Dry wine meaning not sweet. These are young. wines are not meant to be aged, they will last a few years after release if properly cared for, but are best in the first year of sale.
Riesling is often recommended for the Thanksgiving meal since it has enough body to stand up to rich food and has harvest fruit and citrus flavors. While not an acidic wine it has the acidity to cleanse the palate and set your taste buds up for the next sip. The alcohol content is a mild 11.5%.
The Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021 Tasting Notes
The color is a very pale golden yellow. The nose is melons, lemon, peach, dried apricot, honey, a hint of exotic spice, and lightly floral. The Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021 is a tasty, subtle mix of fruit and citrus with a good finish.
This Riesling tastes like peach, apricot, pear, apple juice, lime, and dried pineapple. The mid-palate adds a salty sensation, ripe nectarine, and guava. The acidity adds good structure and allows the flavors to unfold.
- The Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021 is a five-buck wine that is worthy of the Thanksgiving table.
- It is a solid and tasty Riesling that does more than expected.
- Let the wine open up and you get some interesting sub-flavors on the mid-palate.