Rieslings aren’t always sweet, contrary to popular stereotypes. Alsace, a region of northern France that borders Germany, is well-known for its dry-style rieslings. One of my favorites is the Trimbach Riesling from 2007 ($17). The wine shows beautiful tropical notes on the nose, followed by notes of peach and lemon on the palate, with a strikingly dry and mineral finish. It’s a welcome choice for those who shy away from more syrupy textured rieslings, and it makes a perfect pairing with Asian dishes like chicken satay with spiced peanut sauce.
A Dry Riesling for $17