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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

A Riesling question for a "wine person"...

The Rieslings I tend to like are a little fruity, slightly sweet, and leave a slight tingling on your tongue.  It's almost as if they were very slightly carbonated or bubbly, even though they are not.

How do "wine people" describe that sensation and what is the cause.  One such person told me it was something to do with apple???

Thoughts?

Grazie
Sort of a "spritz." Not atypical in a lot of younger Kabinetts or Spatleses.
post #17387 of 18231
this might be not what you're talking about but i find that a lot of these natural unfiltered wines occasionally have a bit of petillant to them
post #17388 of 18231
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

this might be not what you're talking about but i find that a lot of these natural unfiltered wines occasionally have a bit of petillant to them

Petillant  That is close to what I described.  Thanks.

 

I looked it up and I'm still laughing.  One of the definitions referred to "breaking wind".

 

I'm at home today due to a light blizzard and needed a laugh.

 

Cheers

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I swear I read a word just for that at some point. Very common in Mosels.
post #17390 of 18231

B&G Vouvray. Always solid expression of Chenin Blanc.

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Pio Cesare Dolcetta d'Alba 2011 tonight. Yesterday Beni di Batasiolo Gavi di Gavi.
post #17392 of 18231
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

A Riesling question for a "wine person"...

The Rieslings I tend to like are a little fruity, slightly sweet, and leave a slight tingling on your tongue.  It's almost as if they were very slightly carbonated or bubbly, even though they are not.

How do "wine people" describe that sensation and what is the cause.  One such person told me it was something to do with apple???

Thoughts?

Grazie

A recently bottled wine, especially one with a screw cap, can still have a little residual CO2, and thus be very slightly effervescent. In addition, high acidity can sometime make my teeth feel funny, kind of a "zingy" feeling.
post #17393 of 18231

Bollig-Lehnart Trittenheimer Apotheke Spatlese 2011 tonight

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Anybody have thoughts on Ermitage du Pic St-Loup Rose?
post #17395 of 18231
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Bollig-Lehnart Trittenheimer Apotheke Spatlese 2011 tonight

Eric,

 

Please describe this Spatlese and your experience with it.

 

I'm always looking for a good Spatlese.

 

Grazie

post #17396 of 18231
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

Eric,

Please describe this Spatlese and your experience with it.

I'm always looking for a good Spatlese.

Grazie

Last weekend I had a really nice Weingut Schenter Gruner Veltliner spatlese last weekend. 2010 I think.
post #17397 of 18231
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post
 

Eric,

 

Please describe this Spatlese and your experience with it.

 

I'm always looking for a good Spatlese.

 

Grazie

 

Rossoz, this was my impression: 
Full nose of creamy peach and pear puree, with a clean freshness. Palate is full and similar to nose. Lots of pear, peach and apple pie. A touch too sweet, but flavourful enough to overcome it. Very concentrated fruit. Delicious. Tingling acidity, but could have more to balance the sweetness. Would like to try this aged. Definitely worth the $17 (LCBO), but I've had better. 
 
On another note, LCBO Vintages is putting on a Brunello di Mont. walk-around tasting event Monday evening. 55 wines from 2006, 2007 & 2008. The producers coming are members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunnelo di Mont (not terribly sure what that actually is, but I assume some kind of guiding parent organization).
Looking forward to this as it will be my first wine tasting event, and lately, I've wanted to discover and taste more Brunello.
 
post #17398 of 18231
Bruno Giacoso Roero Arneis '12. Rich and delicate arneis. Pretty good stuff.
post #17399 of 18231
Dmn de Terrebrune '09 (rouge). Really good. IIRC I prefered the Dmn Tempier rouge, but it's still good. Especially when you have memories connected to the winery.
post #17400 of 18231
i'd be pretty happy with either. happy would be very understated
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