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2007 Pacific Rim “Vin de Glaciere” Riesling

Paired with Apple Crisp, Black Raspberry Sauce.

Andre’ — “This wine is consistently bright and fresh upon release. The 07 is aging well and has more pronounced flavors of dried apricot and honey. I think it is a great introduction to sweet, or as I like to say sticky wines. Some would put this in the Dessert wine category. It is also fantastic early in the meal with some pate’ or cured meats, or with a carmelized onion soup. For the event at St. Joes with the Growing Stage we are pairing it with the Apple crisp. The combination of flavors, apple, black raspberry and sweet riesling is electrifying. So, about that recipe. Slightly altered this is my Grandmothers Crisp Topping.

1 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

8 ounces Butter cut into small pieces

Mix all of this together with your hands until it resembles a fine meal. Add

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

pinch of salt and cinnamon.

put this topping over prepared fruit and bake at 400 until golden brown.

From the winemaker:

“The Pacific Rim Vine de Glaciere is made from Riesling grown at the Selenium Vineyard, picked at about 22.5% sugar; the grapes are then frozen to concentrate the juice. The resulting wine is sweet with pear, melon, mango and honey notes and a kiss of horseradish-like spice and earthy clove. Riesling’s natural acidity helps balance the sugar.”

Availability:

2007 vintage in a 375 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $19.99 a bottle. SKU#18199

About the Chef:

Andre’ de Waal is the owner of Andre’s Restaurant &Wine Boutique in Newton NJ. For more information about Andre’ and his restaurant, visit www.andresrestaurant.com


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