New Haven, CT 06510  

Tuesday, February 3rd

       6:30 pm          

When most people think of riesling they think of cloyingly sweet wine that is best enjoyed in the sun, but riesling is a superbly versatile grape capable of ranging from bone-dry to lusciously sweet with the body and intensity to stand up to the dry air and chilly temperatures of winter.  Schloss Johannisberg is a premier producer of the varietal and has been doing it for 900 years.  We will be featuring 4 selections next Wednesday.  Riesling is also perfectly suited for pairing with pork…  



All natural, Connecticut raised,

Acorn Fed, Berkshire pork;  

it is, unarguably, the best pork…. ever.


The strength of Johannisberger Rieslings lies in the encounter of fine nuances with a wealth of aromas and flavors, from spicy herbs to citrus fruits to sweet, yellow fruits. In addition, there is a great play of pronounced acidity and elegant, site-specific mineral notes. Rieslings from the Johannisberg palace cellar are authentic. They are vinified in a diversity of styles, ranging from dry to lusciously sweet, and even with their low alcohol content, they are rich in exquisite flavors, elegance and refined aromas.  They are legendary wines with a refreshing diversity long appreciated by wine enthusiasts. 




Crispy Pig Ear Salad 


Riesling Gelblack Qualitätswein

Brisk attack of fine, pure intense mineral notes, yellow- and citrus fruit, with a touch exotic fruits. Light, fruited and pleasing on the palate with restrained sweetness and clean, bright acidity.

Red Flannel Hash


Riesling Rotlack Kabinett

Fresh pure Riesling with fruity Bouquet, driven by Lime, white Peach and Quince Aroma. Lively crisp vibrant acidity, very lean and skinny. 

Choucroute Garni


Riesling Silberlack Erstes Gewächs dry    

Hand harvest, whole cluster pressure, fermentation in 1200L wooden barrels, rest on lees for 6 mounts. Pale light yellow, brilliant. Slightly reserved on attack with delicate fruitiness, gentle peach stone, citrus, Passion fruit, herbs and physalis. Very mineral and wonderful pure on palate, with long lingering flavors and soft acidity. Well balanced and integrated.

Bacon Ice Cream & Chocolate Dipped Bacon


Schloss Johannisberger Riesling

Grünlack Spätlese    

Fermentation in 100% stainless tank, rest on lees for 6 mounts.  Medium intense yellow, brilliant. Intense Bouquet showing lot of young fruit – peach, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus and minerals. The palate shows concentration of freshness and nice structure with lovely lemon acidity and long aftertaste.