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
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 Food.com
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.