Tasting Notes

This semi-sweet Riesling is fresh, with a touch of citrus and pear with a fruity mid-palate and crisp acidity on an elegant finish.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with salads, chicken, spicy dishes or fruit.

Varietal(s)

100% Riesling

Region

Mosel, Germany

Vineyard & Winemaking Notes

The grapes are from the Mosel region of Germany. The steep south facing slopes and stony slate soils are ideal growing conditions for Riesling. Due to the steep slopes the vines are trained up 8 foot high wooden stakes and are harvested by hand. The grape harvest quantities per hectare are reduced to guarantee a selection of only top quality fruit. The grapes are then cold-fermented to capture the natural taste of the grapes. After fermentation, there is a second "selection" process to assure only the best wine of the lot is chosen, resulting in the highest quality Riesling.

Reviews & Awards

2011 Starling Castle® Riesling

88 Points, BEST BUY - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2014
"Fresh pear, apple and tangerine notes are accented by smoke and earth tones on this delicate off-dry Riesling. Widely distributed at a fantastic bargain price, it’s a juicy and fruity quaffer, with a delicate hint of bergamot on the finish."

2012 Starling Castle® Riesling

GOLD MEDAL - Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition 2013

2010 Starling Castle® Riesling

GOLD MEDAL - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012

Starling Castle®: Riesling