Mader is a small family producer from the village of Hunawihr in the middle of the famed “Route du Vins” of Alsace. It is one of the prettiest wine regions you will ever see, with a series of small medieval villages that are scattered throughout the region with their cobble stone streets, thatched houses and vineyards leading right up to their doors.
Alsace is all about white wines with its Riesling generating most of the buzz. The wines are normally dry, but like the German Rieslings to the East, they can have a little bit of sweetness, but this is balanced by the bracing acidity of the wines.
I love the freshness and versatility of the wines from Alsace. It’s the acidity that allows it to handle difficult food matchings. The acid allows the wine to handle hearty sauces, yet still match the tangy flavors of ginger and lime in Asian foods. Then there are the clean and crisp flavours in the wine, ranging from pear, apple, citrus and lime.
This Mader Riesling offers all of these and more. It boasts attractive lemon and lime zest on the nose and a palate that offers a rich texture in the mouth. If you can wait, this would be a great wine to match with Christmas Turkey. However Alsace Rieslings are just made for Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes