De Kleine Schorre - Schouwen - D®uiveland Rivaner 2017
De Kleine Schorre - Schouwen - D®uiveland Rivaner 2017 (87 TSW)
Yesterday I was looking for a nice wine with asparagus and fish. My choice was for a Dutch wine from Zeeland. Rivaner is mostly an uncomplicated wine and easily accessible in taste. They are usually youthful, light and fresh wines for everyday use and also perfect for pairing with asparagus.
The grape owes its existence and name to Professor Hermann Müller from the Swiss canton of Thurgau. Müller, who lived from 1850 to 1927, grew this breed at the Geisenheim research institute. Recent DNA analyzes have shown that he used Riesling x Madeleine Royale for this cross. The variety was further developed in the Swiss research institute Wädenswil and named after its breeder in 1913. The synonym Rivaner is a contraction of the words Riesling and Silvaner. These two races have long been regarded as the parents of the Müller-Thurgau.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright golden yellow color.
On the medium+ nose summer aromas of green apples, pear, citrus with flowers and mineral.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with light tickle, medium+ acidity, nice freshness and a little drop of sweetness. Easy going with a medium aftertaste. Perfect for hot summer nights.