Carl Ehrhard produces wine in the Rheingau, a place that has been described as the ideal place to grow riesling. The best vineyards sit on the north bank of the Rhein River facing south with the mountains behind creating a natural sun bowl. The latitude of the region means the climate is cool but because of maximum sun exposure the grapes are able to fully ripen over a long growing season. This trocken riesling from Ehrhard is a perfect example. The mouthfeel of this wine is like slowly wading into a crystal clear pool, the shallow end filled with bright, refreshing acidity. But as you ease further into the deep end, you find an appealing viscosity and fruitiness that lingers. Apples and peaches are supported by minerality and trebly acid.