Legend of a Cat – Moselland Cat Riesling | Review, History


Are you superstitious at all? Then you should definitely try this wine because the story behind Moselland Cat Riesling is worth reading about.

Moselland Cat Riesling has its origin in Germany. It is famous for its unique cat-shaped bottle, but that is not the only reason why it is called Cat Riesling. The story is based on a legend of a cat who admired this wine.

But first, let’s get to know more about this wine’s taste profile, food pairings and other characteristics.

Is Moselland Cat Riesling Dry or Sweet?

Traditionally, Riesling wines are more on the sweeter side balancing out their high acidity. But there are also dry Rieslings available in the market.

Moselland Cat Riesling is an easy-drinking moderately sweet wine with a pleasing finish. It can be labeled as “sweet” or “feinherb”.

Taste Profile

Moselland Cat Riseling Review
Price- $10-$15

The taste of Moselland Cat Riesling wine is very strong and can be felt with the first sip, even if the wine is ice-cold.

It is an aromatic wine with original fruit aromas of orchid fruits such as-

  • Nectarine
  • Apricot
  • Honey-crisp apple
  • Pear

Besides the fruity flavors, you can also taste other notes such as-

  • Honeycomb
  • Jasmine
  • Lime peel

You will be surprised to know, that even after these fruity flavor profiles, the aroma of this wine is completely different. It smells of petroleum wax, petrol or diesel. Even though it has nothing to do with natural petrol, the aroma’s come from the grape variety.

Food Pairings

Moselland Cat Riseling Review

The best part about Cat Riesling being sweet in taste is that, it can be perfectly paired with spicy food such as Indian and Asian spices.

A classic pairing could be with spiced duck leg, but can also be paired with meat and vegan palates using Jalapeno.

Meat Pairings-

  • Duck
  • Pork
  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Crab

Fish go well with sweet wines, but not in this case.

Vegetarian Pairings-

  • Soybeans
  • Roasted Squash
  • Red Onion
  • Bell Pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Carrots
  • Coconut

Cheese & Herbs Pairings-

  • Cow Cheeses
  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Shallots
  • Basil
  • Turmeric
  • Sesame
  • Soy Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce

Now that you know how to match your food perfectly with a glass of Moselland Cat Riesling, lets about its legendary story.

The Legend of The Moselland Cat Riesling

Moselland Cat Riseling history

The legendary story of the Cat Riesling started many-many years ago, in a small town of Zell, Germany.

One fine day, 3 friends came searching for the best wine in the town of Zell. While wandering around in the local market, they approached a tradesman asking him to let them rest and sit nearby.

When the tradesman got to know that these friends were looking for wine, he opened his barrels and poured them some wine.

While they were tasting the wine, they pointed out to the next barrel when suddenly, a black cat jumped on top of the barrel and arched it’s back, swiping its paw at anyone who approached it.

The strangers bought this wine, thinking that the cat had “chosen” it for them. Little did the cat know, it was going to have a whole wine type named after it.

This black wine bottle is said to bring good-luck to anyone who buys it.

Sixteen Shades of Moselland Cat Riesling

Moselland Cat Riseling shades

A cat has nine lives and sixteen colors (in our case).

  1. Black
  2. Blue
  3. Clear blue
  4. Clear green
  5. Clear pink
  6. Gold
  7. Green
  8. Orange
  9. Pink
  10. Purple
  11. Red
  12. Scuba blue
  13. Silver
  14. White
  15. Yellow

You must have noticed that these are only 15 shades. This is because the sixteenth bottle of Cat Riesling is a Rose bottle.

Final Thoughts

We recommend you to go to your nearest stores, pick your cat and take it home. Let’s all the black cats kill the superstition and bring you good-luck.

It is affordable ranging between $10 to $15 for various colors.

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