Unique, sweet, approachable.
I was a bit taken aback when this bottle arrived at my office - it's somewhat creepy but apparently (although I'd never heard of it before) has a bit of a cult following.
From the Affentaler site: "The original monkey bottle has been a brand symbol of the Affental Viticultural Cooperative since 1949. The bottle with the monkey has since reached cult status among numerous wine lovers world wide. The monkey bottles for Riesling or Pinot Noir are the most important export items of the Affental Viticultural Cooperative. The United States is the most significant export market for these items."
The wine itself offers aromas of white pepper, sweet raspberry, strawberry jelly, baking spice, vanilla, violets and carrot tops. The palate is equally sweet but is very approachable with a sweet tea finish. Good overall freshness - a wine to pair with spicier sauces on fish, white meats or vegetables, or pair with roast squash or beets.
Spicy Food, Eat your Root Veggies, White Meat Chicken/Pork
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2016-08-03 21:19:45.0