2020 Geil 1760 Riesling Kabinett is a smooth and enjoyable sip that is great on its own or a perfect pair with lighter fair and sweets. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean light white wines should disappear from the table. Whether served with a main course or dessert, Riesling can compliment a wide range of bites (see pairing notes below).
Producer: Geil Sekt und Wein (Geil Sparkling Wine and Wine), Bermersheim, Germany
Description: Grapes are sourced from the Rheinhessen region southwest of Frankfurt. The 1760 label is a lower-priced version of Geil’s popular Riesling produced from grapes harvested in the normal harvest (Kabinett). Alcohol 10.5%.
Price: Retails around $20.
Appearance: Light gold.
Nose: Meadow flowers and citrus.
Pallate: Flowers, peach, pear, apricot and medium-to-high acidity.
Pairing: Asian foods (fish, sushi), Cajun dishes (fish, crawfish/crayfish), pork, goose, desserts that match sweetness profile. Cheese: bleu cheese, feta, Gouda, Brie, Camembert. Desserts: fruit tarts (apple, cherry, strawberry), crème brûlée, bread pudding.
Other Comments: Serve well-chilled.