Posted on June 20th, 2008
Picked this Risling from Vaughan Johnson’s in Temple Bar, Dublin for about €8 – around half the price of most Rieslings.
It’s light, zippy, tangy, dry and at only 10% ABV – perfect for sipping in the sunshine (in between the rain showers).
Based out of Alicante, the producer, Salvador Poveda, also produces the Toscar range which are a decent tipple and under the €10 range. There’s a write-up on the Toscar range over on the respected Catavino blog.
Description of the Risling on the Salvador Poveda website
Here we have a very young white wine, that we made of a German type of vine called Riesling. These vines receive the water through a controlled dripping system. It is the first time in history of the Denomination Alicante that a white wine of only 10º alcohol has been created. The characteristics of this wine are: Extremely pale colour with green shades. A balsam like aroma with a light banana and raisin fragance. The taste is sour, very fruity, at the end a slight touch of sweet-sour honey. which makes it very original and different