Germany..and Alsace..know nothing..
or very little..about Sauerkraut.
I have grown to like it..after the initial
shock 30 years ago. Served with mashed pototoes..my 'sour cabbage' is
accompanied by boiled pork, some blutwürst
(you can guess at the translation)..
and some liver sausages(my favourite).
The perfect match, bar none, is a Riesling.
I had ordered this odd bottle..in a mixed
case..to make up the numbers really.
Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Auslese** 2003
Tropical fruits..intense...some honey..creamy and perfect balance..this is an Auslese..which doesn't mean 'sweet'..it is the quality of the grapes.
This is not a trocken..which would have been a better pairing...this is the type of wine that some drinkers would sip at 11am with a biscuit...but that's not my style..and this was not a perfect match with my 'kraut'..not the wine's fault..it was just a touch too much weight..although the acidity held it together...
So..drink this maybe alone...I should have had Joe's wine..which is the perfect match.