Last week we had Norwegian Cider as out wine of the week. We are really fond of Cider and very proud of what Norwegian apple farmers are making now. On only a few years the level of quality has risen enormously. Sometimes we even like to compare it to wine, but what wine is best compared to cider? This week’s wine is one the we feel is pretty close.
Those who read this recommendation every week know that we love Germans wines here at KulTour and we have recommended several different Rieslings before. This week we want you to try and buy this week’s wine and parallel taste it with last weeks cider and see what you think.
The wine comes from the tiny hamlet of Graach in the Mosel valley. Situated right next to Wehlen and Bernkastel on either side Graach is a classic town for lovers of German wine. And the wine yard we all speak of is the Himmelreich, Kingdom of Heaven. It gets its name from the steep hill it lies on that looks like it will go straight up to heaven when you look up at it.
S.A. Prüms Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese 2016 from wine maker Saskia Andrea Prüm who took over the house in 2017 after her father Raimund retired. When you drink a German wine with Predikat like Kabinett or Spätlese you’ll find that they have great acid to balance the sweetness. This makes the wines very fresh and drinkable. And they are also very good with spicy food. Another thing in common with these wines is the feeling of green apples that you often find when drinking them.
Try it with last weeks cider and see if you can find differences and similarities. The apple connections stand out for me, but the cider feels dryer somehow. The Riesling is a bit sweeter and more like a dessert. Both works superbly with sushi and with spicy oriental food. And another ting they have in common is the low alcohol, only 7,5 to 8,5%. So less of a hangover the next day!
Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2016 - 195,90 kr