The Lowdown: 2012 Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Riesling Trocken

Ever wanted to learn everything about the 2012 Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Riesling Trocken? Well, gosh, you’ve come to the right place! See below for tasting notes, pairings (both musical and gustatory) and all the nitty gritty on this lovely dry Riesling.


The Nitty Gritty

Home: Mosel, Germany

Variety: Riesling

Vintage: 2012

Occasion: Cleaning the kitchen for fun

Best Paired with: Asian Hot Wings

Rock out to: Roy Orbison- In Dreams

The Tasting Notes

Germany’s Mosel region produces the best Riesling on earth. Its steep, slate-strewn slopes yield some of the most tropical, tart and exotic white grapes bottled today. It is here that the good Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler serves up a dry (trocken) version brimming with nectarine, yellow plum, and key lime all bound by a tight acidity. This wine is not sweet (literally) but it is noble as hell. Plus, it’s just what the doctor ordered.

Nose: Apple, plum and citrus at a tropical themed party

Palate: Acid driven, so fresh and so clean

The Perfect Pairing

Asian Hot Wings, courtesy of

1⁄2 cup soy sauce
1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh peeled ginger
1 1⁄2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
4 lbs chicken wings, tips removed

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, honey, oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
Add chicken wings and turn to coat.
Marinate covered in refrigerator 2 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 450°F.
Place wings on rack in broiler pan.
Roast for 30 minutes.
To crisp skin if desired,increase oven temperate to broil.
Broil wings for 1-2 minutes or until skin is crisp.

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