J. Leitz Pinot Noir Rose 2015, Rheingau ($16.99) Also known as “spatburgunder,” pinot noir grown in Germany, with its light, red fruit aromatics, makes a great rose for the summer. The fresh fruit, minerality, and its light body makes a perfect BBQ or picnic wine.
Ninety Plus Riesling “Lot 66” 2014, Mosel ($11.99): With fragrant aromas of pears and peaches, this slightly off-dry riesling shows its trademark minerality, with a juicy and refreshing palate.
Gunderloch Riesling “A Piece of Me” Trocken 2014, Rheinhessen ($23.99): Vinified dry, this expressive riesling from one of the top estates in Rheinhessen has aromas of candied gigner, lime, as well as wet slate, all well-integrated for a wine that is flexible with food or fod summer sipping on its own!
Joh. Jos. Prum Riesling “Graacher Himmelreich” Kabinett 2014, Mosel ($32.99): Established in 1911, the Prum estate has always been a benchmark for all things Riesling. The Himmelreich vineyard usually produces the most mineral- and slate-driven of the estate wines, and always has outstanding potential for aging. Slightly off-dry, this wine will do wonders with oysters, crudo, sushi, or shellfish.