This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Moselland Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling 2018

In spite of everything going on around us, there’s still a sense of certainty in some things. The sun still rises and the mercury slowly creeps above zero. Spring has arrived but we need to find indoor activities to help us embrace it, such as planning your spring gardening. Whether you have a window in a condo, a big balcony, or a whole yard to work with, take advantage of the weekend indoors to plan your garden. There are lots of seed banks online who will send you everything you need, except a glass of wine as you contemplate what can be. Moselland Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling is the perfect wine to keep you company at home this weekend.

Tasting Notes: 100% Riesling, Moselland Berkasteler shows plenty of juicy green apple, pear, and peach, with a lemon/lime flavour reminiscent of sherbet. There is a great balance of sweetness and acidity with a mineral note running through each element until the long finish trails off.

Enjoy With: Spicy Thai and Indian dishes (grab some local take-out!), fried fish, roast chicken or German style sausages and schnitzel.

Style: A medium-bodied and fruity white wine.

Terroir/Region: German wine names can be a real mouthful, especially if you don’t speak German. When it comes to this label, Moselland makes this wine, but what’s a Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay? ‘Bernkasteler’ refers to the wine being from the village of Bernkastel, located on Germany’s Mosel River. ‘Kurfurstlay’ is the name of the vineyard the grapes came from. “Riesling” is the easiest part of deciphering this label. Now that your lesson is over, it’s time to enjoy a glass!

Producer: Moselland began in 1968 when local winegrowers banded together to make their wine. As a Co-Op, the farmers are also the owners, so farmers pay close attention to their harvest in order to draw out the finest flavour from their grapes. Because of this, Moselland is able to source grapes from all over the top production regions of Germany to deliver great quality Riesling at an amazing price.

Availability: Moselland Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Riesling is available in the Germany section of your local LCBO and is $2.00 off until March 29, so hurry and grab yourself a bottle or more!


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Price: Now $9.95. Was $11.95. Save $2 until March 29, 2020

LCBO#: 15875

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 10.0% alc./vol.