Teutonic Wine Company

Grace Hill Vineyard Riesling

8.82 ratings
-no pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Erik Nordman

Interesting Riesling from Teutonic! I wonder if this is their first vintage from this site considering I can't find anything about this wine at all anywhere on the web. This photo doesn't quite do the color justice; it pours a medium (-) gold color that's a bit more saturated in color than I'd expect a young Riesling to be. Overall this kind of reminds me of Koehler-Ruprecht's Rieslings from the Kallstadter Steinacker site. Nose of yellow plum, mandarin orange, lychee, cherry blossom and sweet white floral character, wet stone, and ginger and cardamom-infused honey. The nose is mirrored on the palate and is channeled through decently high acid, which is buffered by a moderate level of RS. Medium (-) body. Definitely give it some air, this bottle was pretty closed upon opening. I'm interested to see if I can find the tech sheet for this wine at some point because it's very interesting and different from my expectations; at 13% alcohol and having previously had another Riesling from this producer that clocked in at 10.99% and was less sweet than this, I just assumed that this would be a quite dry Riesling. The slightly more intense color plus the sweetness at this ABV and honeyed floral spice character makes me think there's some possible botrytis influence here but I've got nothing to verify that hunch against. Honestly I might have enjoyed it even more if I hadn't been expecting a dry Riesling when I purchased it.

Interesting Riesling from Teutonic! I wonder if this is their first vintage from this site considering I can't find anything about this wine at all anywhere on the web. This photo doesn't quite do the color justice; it pours a medium (-) gold color that's a bit more saturated in color than I'd expect a young Riesling to be. Overall this kind of reminds me of Koehler-Ruprecht's Rieslings from the Kallstadter Steinacker site. Nose of yellow plum, mandarin orange, lychee, cherry blossom and sweet white floral character, wet stone, and ginger and cardamom-infused honey. The nose is mirrored on the palate and is channeled through decently high acid, which is buffered by a moderate level of RS. Medium (-) body. Definitely give it some air, this bottle was pretty closed upon opening. I'm interested to see if I can find the tech sheet for this wine at some point because it's very interesting and different from my expectations; at 13% alcohol and having previously had another Riesling from this producer that clocked in at 10.99% and was less sweet than this, I just assumed that this would be a quite dry Riesling. The slightly more intense color plus the sweetness at this ABV and honeyed floral spice character makes me think there's some possible botrytis influence here but I've got nothing to verify that hunch against. Honestly I might have enjoyed it even more if I hadn't been expecting a dry Riesling when I purchased it.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2017
Adam Kincaid

Adam had this 4 years ago

Adam had this 4 years ago

Apr 20th, 2018