Weekly Wine Deal: 2017 Minges Riesling Halbtrocken
Regular Retail: $22.99
Deal Price: $14.99/btl or an addt'l 10% off / case
Theo Minges and his daughter Regine are 6th and 7th generation winemakers respectively in their family. The duo run their 24 hectares of vines in the Pfalz region of Germany. Their estate was founded in the 16th century and is now under transition to organic and ultimately biodynamic certification. Theo thinks of himself as more of a cellar father than winemaker, believing he's raising their wines from infancy as a grape, through the angst during fermentation, and then onto refined maturity in the bottle. The Minges vineyards are grown on a mix of different soils of red sandstone, loam, limestone and slate all of which lend to the intensity and multi-dimensional quality of their wines.
The Minges 1L Halbtrocken 2017 is the last vintage of this particular wine they will produce under this label and it is a great vintage to end on. The first thing we would say is that you shouldn’t overlook the joy that an extra 33% of wine gives you from a full liter bottle. A common concern with Riesling is its level of ‘sweetness’. The ‘halbtrocken’ in the name indicates ‘half-sweetness’, leaving this wine with just enough residual sugar to take the edge off while keeping it snappy and crisp on the finish. The wine that pours forth from this big bottle has a vibrant shimmer and a platinum white gold color to it. That vibrancy transfers right over into the nose with loads of crisp fall apples, pear, apricot, citrus and wet stone character. The wine has a complex palate with energetic, flavorful fall fruits, minerals and a freshness that begs you to take a second sip. The Minges Riesling Halbtrocken is lovely by the glass on a fall day and yet has enough power to handle Jamaican Jerk seasonings, a chili-mango salsa over fresh Turbot or steamed lobster. Enjoy.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and preferred pickup location if you are interested in having us set some aside for you. Alternatively, fill out the form below. All orders received by 5pm will be ready by 5pm of the following business day, Mon - Fri. Orders placed on Fri - Sun will be available on the following Monday by 5pm. All email orders will receive a confirmation email. Offer good through September 11th.