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chowchienne Mar 17, 2012 05:40 AM

I'm making Patricia Wells's lemon-lover's tart, which has eggs but no dairy, and lots of lemon flavor. I can offer people either a nice Sauternes or Auslese Riesling by Fritz Haag, 2004 , I think. Which one would you pick? Thanks!

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    chowchienne Mar 17, 2012 05:40 AM

    If Sauternes, chilled or not? I think I would chill the Auslese. Thanks again!

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      goldangl95 Mar 17, 2012 10:31 AM

      Not the riesling. The tart will be too sweet and the lemon too overpowering.

    2. Delucacheesemonger Mar 17, 2012 11:03 AM

      Auslese if quite sweet would work, if less than very sweet will be overpowered, same for sauterne
      Chill either. l tend to like the sweet wines with cheeses or nuts, so there is no 'sweet' fight going on.

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        Brad Ballinger Mar 18, 2012 02:39 PM

        If it's not too late, and if you are willing to consider options other than the two you mention, go with a Moscato d'Asti.

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