Emrich-Schönleber Rivaner Trocken Nahe, Germany 2020
Rivaner, also known as Müller-Thurgau, wears its pedigree with pride. Hermann Müller created this varietal in 1882 in an attempt to marry the deep and complex flavors and aromas of Riesling with the early ripening of Silvaner. Despite having no Silvaner parentage (instead being a crossing of Riesling and Madeleine Royale), we think Dr. Müller’s efforts yielded a resounding success.
This particular wine comes from the Nahe, where abundant slate gives it a delightful minerality. The aroma bursts with jasmine, ginger, and tart honey. All of these are also present on the palate, along with ripe bosc pears, green peppercorns, and a slight nuttiness.
Food: green bean and feta salad, mushroom risotto, apple cider pork chops, chicken caesar salad, shrimp scampi
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