“The perfect dry wine is often not perfectly dry” says importer Terry Theise. Enter Feinherb, a style of Riesling that is in the zone where sugar is stealthy and as good as invisible. It’s extending the fruit, increasing the aroma, moderating the alcohol, and dancing with the sweetness already in your food. But you do not taste it.
Hint: Just like Spätlese trocken is a knife edge balance of crisp and fruity by utilizing sweeter fruit but still making a dry (trocken) wine, Feinherb style keeps all your favorite juicy, minerally riesling flavors but lets them take on tart acid and the ability to hide the sugar. If you have yet to try Fienherb, now is the perfect time to pick up a few bottles. Pro tip: Riesling works with almost all holiday food (including spicy Chinese or Thai takeout to those who celebrate a little differently!)