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Issa Rhein Riesling 2017

The Experience

Drink When...
Admiring Political Facial Hair
Listen To...
Roger Walters – The Tide is Turning
Think About...
Do as the Romans Do
Drink With...
Pad Thai

The Oddbins Take

Communism has a lot to answer for! Sure, as a political ideology it spawned an unprecedented level of quality facial hair but other than that, there seems to be a lot of gulags, famine and poor winemaking practices. We’re going to say it, Ceaușescu was a bad dude!

The problem was that under most communist nations, quality was viewed as subversive, as the focus was purely on quantity; that’s what you want to hear from a winemaker right, quantity not quality? Thus, it's taken considerable time for premium wine production to return to Eastern European countries, something that the region was known for since the time of the Romans. The reputation of Romanian wine is however rocketing, there are some astonishing wines emerging from the country like Crama La Salina's Issa Rhein Riesling, with a clean, linear palate displaying flavours of green apples, lime kafir, apricot and a mineral, saline finish. If it wasn’t for Ceaușescu we could’ve been enjoying wines like this since the 60s, see, we told you he was bad.

Country
Romania
Region
Transylvania
Classification
IE
Vintage
2017
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 2 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
750ml
Residual Sugar
2.56 g/l
12.5%
£14.00

£14.00

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Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet
Grape
Riesling (100%)
Issa Rhein Riesling 2017 White Wine

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