Original
70 Ratings
Pacific Rim Winemakers Sweet Riesling

Wine Details

Vineyard

Pacific Rim

Varietal

Riesling

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) We pick our Riesling grapes early (20-21 Brix). We use only native yeast and ferment at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks – there is no use of oak barrels or malolactic fermentation. We stop the fermentation at about 7% residual sugar, and we clean the wine rapidly to retain as much freshness and fruitiness as possible. We leave a fair amount of natural carbon dioxide in the wine to create a lively mouth feel. The resulting wine is moderately sweet and refreshingly low in alcohol – less than – with flavors of pineapple and peach. Our Sweet Riesling brings perfect balance to all fiery fare – especially Thai, Szechwan and Caribbean cuisine… or simply enjoy as an aperitif.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) As wine lovers crave alternatives to heavy and oaky white wines, Riesling is experiencing a true revival (like a phoenix rising from the ashes — the inspiration for our label artwork). Portraying bright crispness, subtle sweetness and aromas of jasmine, pear and apple, the wine exemplifies the harmony of Riesling. The sweetness plays wonderfully with fiery fare (from Thai to Mexican), while the natural acidity stands up to richer foods (from French to German).

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    A fantastic spin on traditional Rieslings. Very sweet, not the slightest bit dry, this wine is surely to go over well with fans of Moscato and Zinfandel.

    over 5 years
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    fmkt 1/2/11 9.99 fm listed rating as 92 I think but actually it is 89 ws and 88 we

    over 5 years
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    very sweet & well rounded. hard to beat for the $.

    over 5 years
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    Sweet wine, worked OK with cake.

    over 4 years
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    j1

    one bottle was enough

    over 4 years