Ok…so I am going with some friends to sushi tomorrow night and I wanted to bring an off-dry riesling. I found a btl of 1993 Weingut Robert Weil Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Auslese in the cellar, but I can’t tell if it is a sweet (dessert wine) riesling or an off dry style. I have had Ausleses’ in both categories. Anyone know what this is???
While I would not categorize it as a dessert wine, Auslese-level Riesling can definitely verge on that category - but I would never compare it to Sauternes. Another thing to consider is that German Riesling will ‘dry-out’ as they get older, so the bottle age will help. But overall you really need some spicy Thai or Indian food to balance the ripeness/sweetness in that wine.
Have any Kabinett or Spatlese?? Actually if your idea of sushi is 50% fish / 50% wasabi, then this might be the ticket!
Weil does produce some good dry Rieslings, including one with the same vineyard designation, but a Kabinett Trocken (Weingut Robert Weil Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Kabinett Trocken) instead of the Auslese that you have. I got the chance to visit the winery recently and walked away with a number of the 07’s. Although in general, most of what is available by them here does tend to be sweeter. If you can find the Trocken, I really enjoyed the wine.