Happy Wine Wednesday! Today’s wine is a soft and light Austrian Riesling. With warmer temperatures upon us, let us enjoy this lovely wine called, “Summerer”!
Summerer comes from an estate vineyard and winery located in the Kamp-valley area of northern Austria, near the town of Langenlois. This area known as “the Kamptal” has soil that is over 270 million years old. East facing slopes made of this ancient and fertile soil, or terroir, provide unique minerality, tartness and bright, floral aromas; Their warm days and cool nights make the perfect growing condition. This region is also famous for Grüner Veltliner and reds such as Pinot Noir. The Summerer family has been farming and creating wine here for over 300 years.
This Riesling is not sweet but rather soft and subdued. It is a muted, pale yellow color with lovely floral notes. A harmonious commingling of orange blossom and lily meets a sour lemon tartness that makes for a pleasant and distinctive blend. Due to its soft nature, this would probably benefit from decanting for a few hours beforehand. This would be wonderful with spicy dishes or bright salads with sharp cheeses. And it would be quite complementary to tart summer fruits like kiwi and raspberries.
Try this Austrian Riesling and see why this ancient region has been producing some of the world’s best wines for hundreds of years. Enjoy!