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Food Pairings for Shady Lane Cellars Sparkling Riesling
Opened this on New Years. Drinkable, it was fun.
External Reviews for Shady Lane Cellars Sparkling Riesling
Michigan's renown for superior Riesling in dry, semi-dry and dessert styles must also begin to include sparkling wine. The yellow and green-edged hues of the 2005 Shady Lane Cellars Sparkling Riesling sets a taster up for aromas of green apple, pear and floral elements.Generous and well-mirrored aromas dance as bright and crisp-edged flavors on the palate. Just off-dry, this bubbly is not only competitively-priced for its high quality but a complement to Asian or Indian spicy foods.Produced by the Cuve Close method (also called Charmat or bulk process), the bead is remarkably tiny and the mousse is delicately frothy. Add a half inch of Peach Nectar to a champagne flute and top it off with this sparkling Riesling for a very fruity rendition of a Bellini.Shady Lane produced its first wine in 1992 but it was not until 2001 that a state-of-the-art winery was constructed. Brut-style sparkling wines have been part of the portfolio from the beginning but sparkling Riesling is relatively new. Pair it with crisp apple wedges and a soft, mild cheese like well-ripened Brie at room temperature for a no-fuss hors d'oeuvre.
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